PERSPECTIVES: “Following Market Trends is Not ‘Liberal’ in the Original Sense of the Word”

Professor Christopher A. Snyder, West Virginia alumnus and former faculty member at Marymount University, writing in Inside Higher Education:The statements issued by the leaders of these two very different universities (West Virginia University and Marymount University)* show an utter incomprehension of what a liberal arts education actually means.” Read Snyder’s “A Liberal Education in Name Only” here.

*WVU dismantled the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. Marymount eliminated majors in English, history, math, philosophy, sociology, and theology, among others.

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