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Washington State Joins National Effort to Enhance the Liberal Arts

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.19.2016 | College
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Far too many people believe that the sciences are something distinct from the liberal arts when, in fact, they are a core component of a liberal education. This is as true today as it was when the concept of the liberal arts were first created by the Greeks.

Using the Power of the Liberal Arts to Address the Problems of Our Time

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.19.2015 | Education
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Although politicians often disparage the liberal arts out of ignorance, I'm very much heartened to see that many high school students understand the value, both for individuals and for society, that the liberal arts provide.

A Student's Perspective on the Liberal Arts

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.30.2014 | College
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

In June, under the leadership of Representative Larry Seaquist, the Washington State House Committee on Higher Education held a work session to discus...

Liberal Education's Positive Role in Society

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.28.2014 | Education
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Every once in a while insight comes from surprising corners and when it does it can be all the more powerful because of its unexpected presence. Two ...

The Liberal Arts Are Alive and Well in Washington State

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.19.2013 | College
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Working with educators across the state of Washington, I've helped to create an organization that many might consider an anachronism, a relic from a f...