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On Quality Higher Education: An Essay in Three Installments, Part 3

To Our Readers: After some reflection, we’ve decided to violate the “rules of the road” with respect to the preferred length of blogs, and we are releasing the second and third blogs in this series at the same time. As always, we welcome and learn from your comments, sent either as notes to us or […]

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On Quality Higher Education: An Essay in Three Installments, Part 2

To Our Readers: After some reflection, we’ve decided to violate the “rules of the road” with respect to the preferred length of blogs, and we are releasing the second and third blogs in this series at the same time. As always, we welcome and learn from your comments, sent either as notes to us or […]

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On Quality Higher Education: An Essay in Three Installments, Part 1

by Howard Gardner and Wendy Fischman Background: The Mellon Papers Thanks to the generosity of several funders, including The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, over the last seven years we have had the privilege of studying non-vocational higher education in the United States. We originally called our study “Liberal Arts and Sciences in the 21st Century,” […]

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The Mental Health Enigma: One Size Does Not Fit All (Part I)

By Wendy Fischman The state of mental health on college campuses has become a major topic of conversation. In recent months, media outlets ranging from The Chronicle of Higher Education to Foreign Affairs have featured stories about how campuses have been inundated with reports of students’ personal problems. When we began our study of higher […]

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Takeaways from an Esteemed Advocate of Liberal Arts Education

By Julie Kidd Introduced by Howard Gardner Julie Kidd is President of The Endeavor Foundation in New York City, a position she has held since 1975. As part of her Foundation work, Kidd has spent several decades supporting, developing, and advocating for liberal arts programs, within the United States and also abroad. We have known […]

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