Why We Need the Liberal Arts
Joseph Urgo is President of St. Mary's College of Maryland. This article was originally published in the Baltimore Sun on March 3, 2013.
Higher Education is a Great Investment
Mary K. Grant is President of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. This op/ed, addressing the long-term value of an undergraduate education anchored in the arts and sciences, originally appeared in the Berkshire Eagle, a Western Massachusetts daily, in May 2012.
Save Starfleet Academy
Theo Kalikow is President of the University of Maine Farmington. She is retiring after 18 years of service as CEO and offered the following reflections on the future of liberal arts colleges at an all-campus meeting in April 2012.
David Prior and Public Liberal Arts
Roger Epp, former Dean of the University of Alberta's Augustana Campus, reflects on Chancellor David Prior's contributions to Public Liberal Arts in Southwest Virginia and beyond.
Form and Function of a Public Liberal Arts and Sciences University in the 21st Century
Amber Johnson is Associate Professor of Anthropology & Chair of the Department of Society and Environment at Truman State University. This paper was presented at the March 2012 "Conversation on the Liberal Arts" series on the Truman campus.
On the Meaning of the Liberal Arts
Joseph Urgo is President of St. Mary's College of Maryland. This presentation to the Phi Beta Kappa Society was delivered in the spring of 2011.
The Perenially Practical Liberal Arts
Steve Smith, Professor of Business Administration at Truman State University, presented the third talk in the University's 2011-2012 "Conversation on the Liberal Arts" series.
Stronger and Weaker Arguments for a Public Liberal Arts and Sciences University
Truman State University is hosting a year-long "Conversation on the Liberal Arts" to mark the 25th anniversary of the University's mission change. Professor of Classics Clifton Kreps presented the second talk in a series examining the question, "Why a Public Liberal Arts and Sciences University in the 21st Century?"