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Purpose of a College Education

How to Prepare for College

Daniel R. Schwarz | Posted 09.12.2014 | College
Daniel R. Schwarz

A student needs to develop the necessary skills to pursue a college degree, although in truth there are many kinds of colleges and some are far more difficult than others, both in terms of admittance and performance expectations.

Our Night Watch: Liberal Education, the Humanities, and Earnings

Catharine Hill | Posted 07.02.2014 | College
Catharine Hill

The Obama administration's proposal to include some measure of graduates' earnings in a rating of higher education has ignited a heated debate about the purpose of an education, and in particular the value of a liberal education.

Deliberation, Education ... and Immigration

Peter Kaufman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Kaufman

Why should we go to college? Let's admit that career advancement, fun, and variety have places in any good answer's line-up. But there's also the so-called "civilizing effect."