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Why Are the Humanities Hurting?

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A slew of opinions regarding the future of the humanities have surfaced in recent weeks after a major report on the humanities called out its dire underfunding and the Wall Street Journal reported that that humanities degrees have dropped from 14% of total college degrees in 1966 to 7% in 2010. Why?

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  • Kris Giere

    The cultural nature of education and the cultural nurturing of the humanities all to often get neglected in our current narrow focus of what a degree should do.