Liberal Arts Education, Part 2


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"I think one of them begins with empathy to others so that when we hear an opinion that is different from what we’ve always believed, we don’t immediately shut it off, but we look at the person as being a good person and try to learn from that individual as much as we can."

"what a liberal education also does, is help a student think about integrating what they’re learning. And I think higher education needs to do a better job at this, because often we have students that are taking a course in biology and we have a student who’s taking a course in accounting and a student who’s taking a course in a humanities…well how do they connect, and how do they relate to each other?"

"or to agree with some but disagree with others and to do so empathetically, to do so with good humor, to do so with gentility is something that technology has actually helped us lose to a great extent."

"I don’t think there’s ever been a time where it was more important to teach these broad principles that bring us together, rather than push us apart."

"what education does is give you options. It frees you up [not only from] from superstition and ignorance but it frees you up for life choices."

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