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Dec 17

Five Myths of a Liberal Arts Education

“Here are the five big myths surrounding liberal arts education — and why you shouldn’t believe them:

  • Liberal arts education is only for the elite
  • It’s prohibitively expensive to attend a liberal arts college
  • Graduates have a staggering amount of debt
  • This kind of education isn’t practical
  • Liberal arts graduates are unemployable

We only need to look to our business leaders to see the value of a liberal arts education. Michael Eisner of Disney majored in English and theatre at Denison; the CEO of Procter & Gamble was a French and history major at Hamilton College. Former Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson majored in English. Harold Varmus, winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine and one-time head of the National Institutes of Health, majored in English, as did the former CEO of Xerox and former New York Governor Mario Cuomo.”  Click here to read more.

      
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