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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Technology and the Liberal Arts Degree

Why the Tech World Highly Values a Liberal Arts Degree

Valerie Strauss | August 30, 2015

Cecilia Gaposchkin is an associate professor of medieval history at Dartmouth College and assistant dean of faculty for pre-major advising, as well as a Public Voices Fellow. Gaposchkin wrote in an e-mail that people who work at at liberal arts institutions often do “a terrible job” educating their students about their value, and so, she has written this as a “historical explainer” about the purpose and value of a liberal arts education as well as why a degree from one of these schools has, perhaps counter-intuitively, become a hot ticket into the high-powered world of technology.

Source: (April 5, 2012)

<more at; related links: (That 'Useless' Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech's Hottest Ticket. July 29, 2015) and (To Save the Humanities, Change the Narrative. October 20, 2014)>

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