Prof. Anne Fernald - "Why I'm not afraid of Virginia Woolf..."

President Obama delivers the commencement address to graduates at all-female Barnard College, on the campus of Columbia University in New York May 14. Op-ed contributor Anne E. Fernald writes: ' Whatever crises higher education faces – and they are many – we will be better armed to face them if we remember why we value the humanities in the first place.' Richard Drew/AP/File

President Obama delivers the commencement address to graduates at all-female Barnard College, on the campus of Columbia University in New York May 14. Op-ed contributor Anne E. Fernald writes: ' Whatever crises higher education faces – and they are many – we will be better armed to face them if we remember why we value the humanities in the first place.'

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Why I'm not afraid of Virginia Woolf – or the 'crisis' in the humanities - CSMonitor.com

Opinion Why I'm not afraid of Virginia Woolf – or the 'crisis' in the humanities A changing economy is precisely why we need young people educated in the humanities. These disciplines teach us to question – and better – the world around us. The crisis is not with the humanities. The crisis is with the failure to value them enough.

 

By Anne E. Fernald, Op-ed contributor / April 1, 2014

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