Philosophy

This $75 million gift might make higher ed question its obsession with science and tech

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 15:59

During his unsuccessful campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, Marco Rubio made the dubious (and grammatically unsound) assertion that “we need more welders and less philosophers.”

Bill Miller clearly disagrees with the Florida senator.

STEM may be the future—but liberal arts are timeless

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 08:19

Recently I was part of a dinner conversation attended by a range of leaders in the tech world, from people running incubators and accelerators to ad agencies and design studios. The guest list included representatives from Facebook, Grand Central Tech, BetaWorks, IDEO, and Ipsos.

30 People With 'Soft' College Majors Who Became Extremely Successful

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:55

Carolyn Cutrone and Max Nisen
Dec. 18, 2012, 2:55 PM

Recently, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen said that he believed in the value of college, but mostly for math-based majors like engineering, rather than "softer stuff," like English.

The $5 billion company built by arts graduates

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:33

It’s an old cliché that studying liberal arts and humanities will get you nothing but debt. Study business, engineering, medicine or law if you want a successful career and comfy salary, they say.

At least one tech giant has disrupted old assumptions, however.

10 CEOs Who Prove Your Liberal Arts Degree Isn't Worthless

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:02

By JACK LINSHI 
July 23, 2015

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:05