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Drawing the Line: Dealing with Difficult Dilemmas

By Howard Gardner By definition, dilemmas are difficult situations where the optimal course of action is unclear. Recently, two dilemmas facing our society have emerged with considerable force. Not only do they call for resolution, they encourage us to reflect on how best to anticipate, think about, and resolve a range of difficult choices. Dilemma […]

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A Resurgence of Interest in Existential Intelligence: Why now?

by Howard Gardner Recently, I have noticed an interesting phenomenon: an uptick in the number of inquiries I receive about “existential intelligence” (which I’ve abbreviated as Ex I). I have become intrigued by the reason for this phenomenon and how to respond to it. Let me explain. A dozen years after I introduced the theory […]

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Looking Beyond the Sticker Price

by Sophie Blumert “Cost of college continues to skyrocket…” “Several colleges in New England now cost $70,000 or more…” “The spiraling cost of college…” These are just a few of the hundreds of headlines related to the steady rise in college tuition over several decades—a trend that has become even more pronounced in the past […]

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A Laser-Like Focus on Academics:  Responses to Four Skeptics

by Howard Gardner and Wendy Fischman Our comprehensive national study of higher education has focused on colleges that describe their curricula as based on “the liberal arts” or “the liberal arts and sciences.”  Because those terms are widely misunderstood, we have (with some reluctance) decided to substitute descriptions that are blander and possibly more transparent—“general […]

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The COVID Pivot: Higher Education at a Crossroads

by Wendy Fischman and Howard Gardner  A Changed Educational Landscape In March 2020, as was the case in nearly every sector in society, college campuses shut down—higher education was forced to shift to a virtual experience. Within days of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, American higher education—developed and honed over hundreds of years […]

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