PERSPECTIVES: The English Major Withers

Nathan Heller, writing in THE NEW YORKER:According to Robert Townsend, the co-director of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Humanities Indicators project, from 2012 to 2020, the number of graduated humanities majors at Ohio State’s main campus fell by 46%. Tufts lost nearly 50% of its humanities majors, and Boston University lost 42%. Notre Dame lost half, as did Vassar and Bates, two standard-bearing liberal arts colleges. SUNY Albany lost nearly three-quarters of its students.” Read more here.

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