We don’t need more STEM majors. We need more STEM majors with liberal arts training. | The Washington Post

“To innovate is to introduce change. While STEM workers can certainly drive innovation through science alone, imagine how much more innovative students and employees could be if the pool of knowledge from which they draw is wider and deeper. That occurs as the result of a liberal arts education.” Read more…

Exploring Cultural Crossroads in the Middle East

He could be happy to simply consider himself to be an established expert in international affairs. But, for politics professor Dr. Stephen Herschler, no amount of “book knowledge” can substitute for immersive experiences when learning about a culture or society. He easily “walks the talk,” engaging in the same real-world learning he encourages his students to …

Bertram Levy ’63: Renaissance Man

When Bertram Levy finished high school in Long Island, N.Y., he had two choices: go to college or go to Vietnam. The college preparatory student was bright, no doubt, but he would have preferred to pursue his lifelong passion for music rather then enter college. However at his parents’ insistence, he acquiesced to apply. It …

Here’s How Your Liberal Arts Degree Will Get You a Job | Teen Vogue

“The beauty of liberal arts and sciences is that they teach you how to think … ‘A liberal arts education will aid you as you land that job and move up the career ladder to be able to adapt to all the changing situations you’re going to find in the workplace’”.   Read more…   

Oglethorpe Senior Racks Up Hackathon Wins

Haider Khan ’15 doesn’t exactly fit the hacker stereotype. But the chemistry major, who’s minoring in computer science, bested the competition to win two back-to-back hackathons, as well as a start-up competition, all hosted in metro Atlanta. A testament to Haider’s skills and training, the victories have also been lucrative. Haider and his teammates won …

Psychology Team Dives In to Study the Benefits of SCUBA

Dr. John Carton, psychology professor and chair of the Behavioral Sciences division at Oglethorpe, recently led an a innovative research project to investigate the psychological benefits of SCUBA training for individuals with spinal cord injuries and other mobility impairments. He partnered with LifeWaters, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping spinal cord injured patients and disabled …