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Fordham Conversations: Why Do the Liberal Arts Matter?

by Chris Williams
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Sarah Browning, Flickr

As the cost of education rises, more and more students are in debt and might be asking themselves: is it worth it?

Scott Samuelson, author of The Deepest Human Life: An Introduction to Philosophy for Everyone talks about why he teaches Plato to plumbers at a community college in Iowa. You can read his piece in The Atlantic and also visit his website
Then Eva Badowska, Fordham University’s Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, talks about why a liberal arts degree is vital to the workforce and how statistics tell us liberal arts majors are better off in the long run.
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