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Where should you go to get your science degree? | USA Today

From USA Today: One of the primary benefits of attending a liberal arts college is the diverse education it provides to students. Liberal arts colleges typically emphasize communication, problem-solving, and reasoning skills, and these abilities are highly valued in the scientific community. Scientists who are skilled articulators and creative thinkers are often successful in their fields. […]

Life’s Work: An Interview with Ken Burns

From Harvard Business Review The noted documentarian on waning attention spans and why business leaders should study history. …a top executive at a large telecommunications company lamented to me that business schools were producing MBA graduates who had no knowledge of the humanities. He worried that they were a bunch of automatons. He said, “I […]

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.” […]

Conservation & Sustainability play central role in Gables project

Following an extensive restoration of our creek and wildlife sanctuary as part of the construction of the new Turner Lynch Campus Center, environmental sustainability is once again at the center of our growth strategy. In September 2014, Oglethorpe announced a partnership and long-term land lease agreement with real-estate development company Gables Residential to construct, operate and maintain Gables Brookhaven, […]

Civic Literacy & Civic Engagement | Library of Law & Liberty

http://www.libertylawsite.org/2014/10/03/civic-literacy-and-civic-engagement/ 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 | CNN.com

From CNN.com: 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 […]