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College costs: The rest of the story | Atlanta Business Chronicle

From the Atlanta Business Chronicle: … As the president of a small, private university, I pay close attention to media reports of the rising cost of college and recognize there is so much of the story that remains untold, particularly for institutions like mine. The College Board recently published a new report, “Trends in College Pricing.” […]

Civic Literacy & Civic Engagement | Library of Law & Liberty Originally delivered as a speech by Dr. Joe Knippenberg, professor of politics, at Oglethorpe University in observance of Constitution Day 2014. Though Constitution Day has come and gone (it was September 17), it may still be appropriate to honor the enactment of our Founding charter by looking into the question of “civic literacy” and […]

Study liberal arts — and gain power |

From A liberal arts education has its roots, etymologically and otherwise, in the requirements of liberty: what it takes to be a self-governing citizen rather than a slave. To be a citizen of a country like the United States you should be literate in the humanities as well as the sciences, in the arts […]

Why Every Tech Company Needs An English Major | Business Insider

From Business Insider: Our tech-centric society needs the communication skills that English majors have in abundance. It’s an increasingly tired meme that we need more STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) graduates. Of course we do. Research shows we need more qualified workers to accommodate an economy that’s increasingly reliant on engineering skills. But there’s something else […]