The battle erupts every time the economy nosedives: skills training versus education. With unemployment high and the future uncertain, should students focus on a trade or a broad-based education? Employers, corporate recruiters and education experts say short-term thinking will cost you in job growth and lifetime income potential. Their preference? The liberal arts education.
Their preference? The liberal arts education.
Long on critical thinking, writing, communication, problem solving, and development of analysis and synthesis of data, a liberal arts education fosters a capacity for lifelong professional success.Read more »
Tony N. Brown’s office is in Garland Hall, exactly where one might expect to find a scholar in the College of Arts and Science. But the associate professor of sociology might not be in, as his teaching, research projects and secondary appointments take him all over campus. It’s a good thing he has no real commute. All of campus is accessible by foot or bike from his apartment on the second floor of a first-year residence hall.Read more »
International travel isn’t foreign to the Deromedi family—it’s essential. Roger Deromedi, BA’75, has visited 70 of the near 200 countries in the world. His wife, Sandra, and their three children joined him in Paris and Switzerland while Roger worked for Kraft Foods in Europe.
I sat in the semifinals of the American Debate Association National Tournament. My debate partner, Cameron Norris, avidly clicked away on his computer, preparing in case we advanced. Directly across from us, our two opponents from Liberty University hunched over their computers doing the same.