Explore the debate and science of Liberal Arts.

July 7, 2020

More Skills, Fewer Degrees for Gov. Jobs

David Acevedo

President Trump has unveiled a new executive order designed to prioritize job skills over degrees in Federal hiring—good news for the two-thirds of Americans without a college diploma.

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May 28, 2020

On the Liberating Arts

Forest Hansen

A liberal education is a liberating education, and the residential liberal arts college is specially set up to free a student to become a person.

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January 22, 2019

What Groucho Marx Can Teach Us About Liberal Education

Jon D. Schaff

The world wearies of defenses of liberal education and the humanities. 

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September 27, 2018

Conjuring Pushkin

Peter Wood

A review of playwright Jonathan Leaf's and director Christopher McElroen's play Pushkin.

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June 7, 2018

Defending a Debased Version of the Liberal Arts

Peter Wood

The AAUP and AAC&U issue statement in support of a hollowed liberal arts.

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October 16, 2017

Civics Education Must Be Liberal Education

Ian Lindquist

Ian Lindquist writes on the flaws of civics education, and on how it can be improved.

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June 26, 2017

NAS Co-Hosts Event Featuring Carly Fiorina

National Association of Scholars

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina spoke about leadership at a private event.

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June 22, 2017

Toward an American Liberal Education

John Agresto

In the Summer 2017 Academic Questions (vol. 30, no. 2), John Agresto argues the usefulness and value of a liberal education in twenty-first century America.

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April 17, 2017

Under the Ivy

Peter Wood

Ivy League universities picked up $41.59 billion in taxpayer-funded payments. How do these universities spend their share of the public purse? 

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April 10, 2017

How Canon Change Should Happen

Carol Iannone

Carol Iannone argues for the traditional method of canon formation.

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