Tag Archives: Liberal Arts

Critics of the Liberal Arts aren’t thinking critically

Critics of the Liberal Arts aren’t thinking critically

Many college leaders readily agree that the liberal arts have been under attack politically, socially, and culturally for well over a generation. They earnestly argue that a liberal arts education creates productive citizens to ensure a robust democracy. These officials point to the heightened polarization within American society and a growing political chasm fueled by […] … learn more→

World insight: liberal arts education is booming, just not in the US

World insight: liberal arts education is booming, just not in the US

Travel broadens the mind. That’s what we tell our students when we encourage them to engage with international internships and study abroad. The ability to navigate a range of social, cultural and intellectual settings will be of great importance, so you ought to get some practice. The same could perhaps also apply to middle-aged professors […] … learn more→

W(h)ither the Liberal Arts?

In 1828, a faculty committee at Yale declared that the aim of a liberal education “was not to teach that which is peculiar to any one of the professions, but to lay the foundation which is common to them all” by imparting information and training students in how to think. The committee advocated the establishment […] … learn more→

Liberal Arts: The perfect education for the business world

Keeping on my recent theme, let’s look at some additional evidence of post-graduation success for students who attend a liberal arts college. Clyde Tuggle, Senior Vice President and Chief Public Affairs Officer at Coca-Cola, recently spoke at a gathering of Washington and Lee University students. Speaking about his current job, Tuggle told the students: “To […] … learn more→