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Liberal arts groups say UW-Stevens Point cuts would make students less employable

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point students will be less prepared for their future careers if campus officials change programming to focus on training them for specific jobs at the expense of human... read more

Bradley Butterfield: We must value liberal arts education

While efforts to make higher education more manageable and affordable for nontraditional students are laudable, the troubling assumptions behind Walker’s remarks and the flexible-degree option are tha... read more

A Univ. of Wisconsin campus pushes plan to drop 13 majors including English, history and philosop

The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point has ... to students. Critics see something else: a waning commitment to liberal arts education and a chance to lay off faculty under new rules that weakene... read more

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Prof Who Won't Recommend a Pro-Gun Student Is Everything That's Wrong with Academia

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The Times ‘Unearths’ The Law School Scam, But Still Can’t Explain It

It’s the common defense of the law students ... liberal arts degrees every year. English, Romance Languages, Philosophy — these are all things that provide the backdrop for a fascinating life of the m... read more

Stevens Point chancellor: All is not lost by cutting liberal arts majors, tech careers can teach critical thinking, too

Critics say a narrow focus on ... critical thinking or working in groups or teaching students to communicate.” In March, the university released a plan that would cut 13 undergraduate liberal arts maj... read more

Female bosses are better for big businesses because they don't waste money on macho mergers, study claims

Firms with women at high levels of executive management were less likely to be involved in aggressive mergers and acquisitions. But when they did make a purchase ... A total of 60 per cent of mothers ... read more

Rauner budget would mean UI loses a third of state funding

That's an unprecedented 31.5 percent funding cut ... say, 'If you want to learn to live at current tax rates, these are the changes that will be required,'" Brown said. Rauner's plan to reduce the sta... read more

A Better Yale? Hmm…

Within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences ... and mentorship they provide to our students. It’s a bonanza for the aggrieved! How about spending that $50 million on offering training that will make stude... read more

Against the cultural anthropologists

The Guardian piece which I linked to also was not entirely clear on this point. In other words ... Those who agree with my position understand exactly why I would say this. For example, here is a port... read more

Updated (4.30pm)!: Feds, Dems Lead Way in Creating More Student Loan Defaults Via Paperwork Screwups

As Reynolds writes at one point: “College” isn’t an undifferentiated product. Some degrees — say in Electrical Engineering ... Last week, I asked whether new student borrowers should be charged less t... read more

Common Core and the American Republic

The aim of the course is not necessarily to give my students the answer to that question but to make them aware of the intense debate ... retool their curricula to similarly deemphasize the liberal ar... read more

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