SOURCE: Inside Higher Ed
We Need to Rethink the "Weed-Out" Course
by Jonathan Zimmerman
The presumption that a large percentage of students should flunk an introductory-level science course as a necessary safeguard of "rigor" is outdated gatekeeping.
SOURCE: Blue Book Diaries
The Liberal Arts, the People, and the Pandemic
by Jonathan W. Wilson
Other than professional experts, the Americans who understand the crisis best—regardless of political ideology—are those who have a well-rounded imagination.
SOURCE: The Globe Post
Why History is Important Today
by Luis Martínez-Fernández
"The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”
SOURCE: Seattle Times
As STEM majors soar at UW, interest in humanities shrinks — a potentially costly loss
The number of students studying the humanities at the University of Washington is shrinking, with some majors down as much as 50 percent in a decade. It's having a financial impact, and also affecting the breadth of the university's expertise.
When the Robots Take Our Jobs
by Greta de Jong
Majoring in STEM fields might teach students how to build robots, but studying history will teach them what to do when the robots take their jobs.
SOURCE: Chronicle of Higher Education
The Wedge Driving Academe's Two Families Apart
by David A. Hollinger
Can STEM and the humanities ever get along?
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