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Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them?

More and more people in education agree on the importance of learning stuff other than academics.<p>But no one agrees on what to call that "stuff".<p>There are least seven major overlapping terms in play. New ones are being coined all the time. This bagginess bugs me, as a member of the education media. …

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There Is Value in Liberal Arts Education, Employers Say | National News | US News

The lawn by ​Parrish Hall at Swarthmore College is a hub of activity.(Ian Bradshaw)<p>With significant attention being paid to the utility of an …

Graduating with a philosophy degree? There's more than Starbucks in your future

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- There is a joke philosophy professors roll their eyes at: What do you do with a philosophy degree?<p>The punchline: Work at …

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Computers And Literature: 'Distant Reading' Might Be Close At Hand

Support the news<p>What do charts, line graphs, scatter plots and computations have to do with books? A lot, if you’re talking about the field of …

The Liberal Arts that Scientists Know…

…is greater than the science known by liberal artists.”<p>This is a direct quote from Neil Degrasse Tyson in a talk given at the World Science Festival …

Liberal Arts College and Liberal Arts Education

A recent article in the <i>Chronicle of Higher Education</i> presented some of the history of how the liberal arts has declined since the 1970s, and how a …

New college grads: Who employers want to hire

In recent years, many Americans have dissed the liberal arts, as many parents, teenagers and the state and federal legislators, who provide much of …

Business and Liberal Arts Need Each Other

If you want to succeed in business, why not read an Elizabethan play? Observe the paintings of Botticelli. Study Socrates and ask philosophical …

Forget the MBAs. Hire Liberal Arts Majors

Buy against the market to get the top young thinkers.<p><b>Conventional wisdom:</b> <i>An MBA offers your best ROI</i><p><b>On the contrary:</b> <i>Innovative companies need employees with a well-rounded education</i><p>A recent study claimed most hiring managers would rather hire a candidate with no degree than one with a humanities or …

We don't need more STEM majors. We need more STEM majors with liberal arts training.

In business and at every level of government, we hear how important it is to graduate more students majoring in science, technology, engineering and math, as our nation’s competitiveness depends on it. The Obama administration has set a goal of increasing STEM graduates by one million by 2022, and …