28 janvier 2017

Liberal education: Now more than ever

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. I recently participated in a celebration of the 15th anniversary of the opening of Peking University’s branch campus in the young, dynamic city of Shenzhen. More...

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Higher ed officials brace for impact of Trump liberal arts cuts

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Grinnell College last week began demolition to make way for a new $114 million complex dedicated to humanities and social sciences research and education. More...

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25 janvier 2017

Challenge for Liberal Arts Communicators: Telling True Stories Well

https://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/media/CTA-IHE-banner640-150.png?itok=VxlaUtWrBy Michael Stoner. We have data about the value of liberal arts education. What we need now are powerful stories that helps people understand and relate to its personal and societal benefits. More...

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Fake News and the Liberal Arts Grad

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/digital_tweed_blog_header.jpgBy Kenneth C. Green. What appears to be the largest fake news scam of the fall election was perpetrated by a recent graduate of a “good” liberal arts college. Read more...

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Liberal Arts in a World Gone Mad

By Shira Lurie. Humanities programs have encountered decades of difficulty justifying a liberal arts degree to students and, often, their fee-paying parents. It is hard to compete with the attractive jobs being offered in fields like computer science and medical research. Indeed, the appeal of a clear career path - an engineering major becomes an engineer, for example - has risen in tandem with tuition costs. And now humanities scholars face yet another obstacle: the Trump era. Read more...

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How to Scale the Liberal Arts

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. The latest data point we can cite is the article Making the Case for Liberal Arts Colleges. According to research by Richard A. Detweiler, liberal arts graduates are significantly more likely to take leadership roles in their careers, engage in lifelong learning activities, and (eventually) earn into the six figures. Read more...

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24 janvier 2017

Johns Hopkins Humanities Center Will Not Close

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Beverly Wendland, James B. Knapp Dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University, has no plans to close the historic Humanities Center, she assured faculty members and students Wednesday. Read more...

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23 janvier 2017

NEH on the Chopping Block?

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Report that first Trump budget will try to kill arts and humanities endowments alarms many academics. Science programs in Energy Department could also face cuts. Read more...

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Making the Case for Liberal Arts Colleges

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Study finds positive impact on graduates’ life experiences, including leadership, civic-mindedness … and financial success. Read more...

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08 janvier 2017

Crossing the Gulf of the Two Cultures

HomeBy Ed Simon. As we in the humanities defend ourselves, we should not engage in the corollary of denouncing the sciences as unimportant. Read more...

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