The Future of American Higher Education

Megan McCardle of The Atlantic recently wrote a provocative piece suggesting numerous ways in which American higher education could adapt to fit a modern, technology-driven society.  Her comments were no-holds-barred when it comes to the question of the “practicality” of a liberal arts degree.  Here’s a bit of what she said: Online education will kill the liberal arts [Read More...]

Is It a Bad Idea to Study Philosophy in College?

Here’s an interesting report from the Washington Post that examines median salaries for college graduates of various majors.  The study, conducted by researchers at Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, offers the following data: According to the study, the median annual earnings for someone with a bachelor’s degree in engineering was $75,000. The [Read More...]

Making Men Moral: Paul Kerry’s Opening Remarks on Robby George and “Making Men Moral”

The biography of the conference’s first speaker: “Paul E. Kerry is an associate professor in the Department of History and member of the European Studies faculty. His training spans several universities including Oxford, Harvard, and Chicago and his publications have engaged with European intellectual history, transatlantic ideas, and historiography. His book on Goethe and Enlightenment [Read More...]


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