On the Purpose of a Liberal Arts Education

A liberal arts education can give students much more than rote skills. It can (and should) give them empathy, a way past themselves, a world imminently more alive.

Will The Real Working Class Please Stand Up?

This week, James Plunkett challenges his fellow millennials to stop pretending.

Macklemore’s “Same Love” Wasn’t Written for the Gay Community

Hip-hop’s new pro-gay anthem can be misguided and self-elevating, but it’s also talking acceptance with straight teenaged boys on their own terms.

18 Suggestions for Thriving in College

Markus Beyer’s wisdom on making these years the foundation of your successful adult life.

Archeology of the Fatherland, in Pink, in Purple

Chantel Tattoli reaches into the colors of her past, present, and future.

The Silver Trumpet of Freedom

Ralph Savarese’s son, DJ, will be the first nonspeaking person with autism to live in college dorms—and the first ever to attend a school as highly selective as Oberlin.

In Defense of ‘Learning How to Learn’

Michael Roth, President of Wesleyan University, responds to our post about the reported death of liberal-arts education.