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Washington Consortium for the Liberal Arts

Washington State Joins National Effort to Enhance the Liberal Arts

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

Promoting Meaningful Education: Phi Beta Kappa Honors the Washington Consortium for the Liberal Arts

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.06.2015 | Education
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

At a time when so many seem to be questioning the value of a college education in general and a focus on the liberal arts in particular, it's ironic t...

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 ...

Invest in the Humanities Now

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.14.2013 | College
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Countries actively crushing free speech are introducing Western-style liberal arts education in their universities. Ironic, yes! More importantly, however, we should ask ourselves why we think the humanities are irrelevant when others are so interested.

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...