Are The Humanities a Soon-To-Be-Dead Discipline? Not According To Steve Jobs

From the New York Times:  Career Counselor: Bill Gates or Steve Jobs? At an event unveiling new Apple products, Mr. Jobs said: “It’s in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough — it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our heart sing and nowhere… Read More Are The Humanities a Soon-To-Be-Dead Discipline? Not According To Steve Jobs

The 10 Month Immersion In “Humanistic Studies” That Really Mattered – A Story From Yesteryear

Here’s a really interesting article.  This is one of those “I didn’t know about this, but I should have!” stories. The article is entitled The ‘Learning Knights’ of Bell Telephone by Wes Davis, in the New York Times.  (in the top 10 e-mailed articles).  It is a story from the 1950’s. The problem: A number… Read More The 10 Month Immersion In “Humanistic Studies” That Really Mattered – A Story From Yesteryear

The Disappearing University Education and the Rise of the Trade School Education — a serious, festering problem (w/reading suggestions)

It’s tough for college graduates out there, thus it is tough for current college students.  What should today’s student major in?  In today’s NY Times, one of the top e-mailed articles wrestles with this question: CAREER U. — Making College ‘Relevant’ by Kate Zerniuke. After discussing the decline of/loss of philosophy majors, and the ascendancy… Read More The Disappearing University Education and the Rise of the Trade School Education — a serious, festering problem (w/reading suggestions)

Dehumanized — A Cause for Alarm in Education, and in the World of Business Books

My true academic love is rhetoric (part of what we call the humanities).  I love it because it is honest – it calls itself an art.  And art is imprecise, long-brewing.   You can use a calculator to get to the right numbers, but you need a crock pot to simmer all the stuff that goes… Read More Dehumanized — A Cause for Alarm in Education, and in the World of Business Books