The decline in liberal arts enrollment has forced many colleges to eliminate courses and, in some cases, entire majors.
By Ben Felder, Education Writers Association
Middlebury College, a liberal arts school in northern Vermont with just 2,500 students, has become an unlikely hothouse for cultivating entrepreneurs. Does using college to start a business help support the larger liberal arts mission? Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
By PBS NewsHour
You don't go to a liberal arts college to become an entrepreneur. Or do you?…
By Paul Solman
Given the high cost of higher education, it is tempting to evaluate different courses of study based solely on the return on investment they offer. However, this view neglects to consider the intangible benefits of a liberal arts education.
By Nora Daly
Why should young people today want a liberal arts education? A strong multidisciplinary background teaches the flexibility and critical thinking needed to take advantage of the new "artisan economy" that Harvard's Larry Katz thinks can help bolster America's middle class.
By Nick Corcodilos
The standard for a college education should be that every graduate leaves with a job, says headhunter Nick Corcodilos. And that doesn't only apply to vocational or pre-professional tracks. Nick advises a liberal arts student how to harness alumni contacts…
How Free Online Courses Are Changing the Traditional Liberal Arts Education…
In "College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be," Columbia University professor Andrew Delbanco presents a biting defense of a traditional four-year college experience with a liberal arts education -- as opposed to a pre-professional training experience increasingly popular in…
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