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Mission of Higher Education

June 4, 2015

The Liberal Arts as Conversation

Jack Kerwick

Philosophy professor Jack Kerwick writes that the purpose of education is not traditionalism, careerism, or activism, but what he calls "conversationalism."

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December 21, 2011

Will Universities Rediscover Their Core Mission as They Shrink?

Adam Kissel

Adam Kissel adds to the conversation about the higher education bubble by examining several institutions with widely varying missions that are already contracting. He predicts “that as universit...

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