In late July I wondered why wording in recent Minnesota higher-ed legislation was so narrowly focused on meeting the needs of the state’s employers — and was practically silent about whether education should make students well-rounded citizens. Yesterday, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) trustee Cheryl Dickson apparently wondered, too — and began a short Read more

Rosemary G. Feal, executive director of the Modern Language Association, explains why cutting foreign language programs could hurt other fields: It makes no sense to deprive other humanities programs of the expertise that specialists in literature, linguistics, and culture can bring. To its credit, the English department at Albany … requires students to demonstrate either Read more