March 22, 2010
An opinion piece titled “Concerning Value: A Small College Liberal Arts Education,”
written by Dean of Faculty Joe Urgo, appears in the March issue of University Business
magazine. “Because a liberal arts education cannot be monetized and exchanged, the question of its dollar value is the wrong question to ask,” wrote Urgo. “The appropriate question is: what is the value of the setting in which the liberal arts education is pursued, and are there students and families who find that setting worth the monetary sacrifice? How much training, support, social opportunity, and community experience do we think it appropriate to provide those who will be leading our society in the future?” More ...