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In Defense of the Humanities

In Defense of the Humanities

Last October, the New York Times published an article addressing the decline of humanities programs across the country (available here). The article discusses how in light of economic collapse and a rise of interest in STEM, humanities majors across the country have become less popular. For example, the humanities departments[Read More…]

by September 24, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Reconsidering the Humanities Crisis, Part II

Reconsidering the Humanities Crisis, Part II

Homo sum: humani nil a me alienum puto (I am human: I consider nothing human alien to me) -Terence, Heauton Timorumenos As I discussed in a previous column, the humanities crisis may not be as dire as it has seemed in the national media. However, the humanities do face serious opposition.[Read More…]

by June 12, 2014 1 comment Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Reconsidering the Humanities Crisis, Part I

Reconsidering the Humanities Crisis, Part I

Over the past year, the humanities have come under close scrutiny in our public discourse. Last summer, Harvard released a report that showed a decline in enrollment in humanities majors. In January, President Obama took a shot at art history majors in a speech on education and the job market. All the[Read More…]

by May 29, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
JANET ZHU

A Point for Grading Clarity

Nothing is more frustrating to a motivated student than teetering on the cusp of a higher grade. As some students claim, it’s almost more painful to earn a 89.5 percent than to earn a 85 percent. Especially in disciplines like English, history and philosophy — in which participation is a[Read More…]

by March 21, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Students Bridge Science, Humanities

Looking to close the gap between the hard sciences and the humanities, Maggie Axelrod (COL ’15) and Viggy Parr (COL ’15) founded Futures in Science and Humanities in December to explore the interdisciplinary nature of careers in the sciences. After organizing a career fair with one of their professors, the[Read More…]

by April 26, 2013 0 comments Campus News