What the ‘liberal’ in ‘liberal arts’ actually means | The Washington Post

“As it turns out, many people don’t understand what a liberal education actually is. This post will explain it. It was written by Gerald Greenberg, senior associate dean of  academic affairs; humanities; curriculum, instruction, and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University.” Read more…

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…

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…   

Why ‘Nano-Degrees’ Can Never Replace Liberal Arts Colleges | The Atlantic

“A country that wants to maintain the dream of social mobility requires real colleges and universities that encourage everyone to find what [John] Dewey called ‘large and human significance’ in their lives and work. This requires the opposite of a nano-degree: not just code  context, critique, and cooperation. It requires real colleges and universities—institutions that …

Employees Who Stand Out | Forbes

“A recent Annapolis Group study shows that liberal arts graduates are more likely to say their college was highly effective in helping them get their first job or get into graduate school than alumni from other types of public and private institutions. Liberal arts graduates also credit their undergraduate experience with helping them develop a …

Oglethorpe Magazine Examines “The Art of Critical Thinking”

Attention all OU alumni, parents, students and friends—the latest issue of Oglethorpe’s award-winning Carillon magazine is here! This issue delves into the role of liberal arts and sciences in the 21st century and features articles written by senior Foss Baker and Dr. Brian Patterson, assistant professor of computer science & mathematics, President Schall, and our new provost, Dr. Denise von Herrmann.  Read stories about Oglethorpe alumni …

Do What Oglethorpe is Forcing You to Do

My dad often used the phrase “college teaches you how to learn.” I don’t know where he got it from, or if it was his own invention. All I know is that it made no sense in high school. I would question it because it essentially made college useless. Every high school kid knows how …

Gaining Perspective

As the class of 2015 prepared for its first semester as college students, the undergrads had more in common than just their freshman status. All first-year students shared a cross-major reading of Malcolm Gladwell’s What the Dog Saw: and other adventures as part of a new common reading program at Oglethorpe. “Several colleges and universities …