Defense of the Liberal Arts

How the humanities are more than just ‘soft skills’

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 13:57

Humanities are skills that are as valuable and necessary. Communication, observation, empathy and logical thinking are important but constantly undervalued skills.

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 13:57

Why liberal arts and the humanities are as important as engineering

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 13:45

Earlier in my academic career, I used to advise students to focus on science and engineering, believing that they were a prerequisite for success in business.

What critics of a liberal arts and sciences education are missing

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 09:35

In John Stossel's recent column, "What everyone's afraid to say about college and jobs," he fails to mention that an education in the liberal arts and sciences creates pathways to a productive, meaningful and engaged life.

Science is for understanding. The humanities find happiness in knowledge

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 14:37

“How am I to be happy, or, more philosophically: how am I to live?”

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 14:37

Want a Great Employee? Hire a Liberal Arts Major

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 10:59

Feb. 20, 2018 – Randall Stross, Ph.D., is on a mission. He wants more employers — including tech companies — to rethink hiring only college graduates in what he calls the “applied majors,” which include engineering, business, economics, and nursing, among other fields. Dr.

This $75 million gift might make higher ed question its obsession with science and tech

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 15:59

During his unsuccessful campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, Marco Rubio made the dubious (and grammatically unsound) assertion that “we need more welders and less philosophers.”

Bill Miller clearly disagrees with the Florida senator.