Liberal Arts Education in the United States

Liberal Arts Education in the United States
A visit to Swarthmore College outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, prompts college consultant and counselor to reflect on the value of a liberal arts education.

A liberal arts college is very different from a university, that is made up of various schools or colleges, such as a medical school, a business school, a music school, a nursing school–to name a few.

A liberal arts college is focused entirely on an undergraduate education.

Students from China who are seeking assistance in deciding which college to attend–instead of doing their applications DIY–should consider a liberal arts college. It is a unique model of education that provides many opportunities for undergraduates to engage in research and develop relationships with their professors and peers.

Gavin Newsom: Don’t Overlook Arts Education

Gavin Newsom: Don’t Overlook Arts Education
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California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom emphasizes the importance of including arts and creativity in a science, technology, engineering and mathematics educational foundation. Urging educators not to let lack of money be an excuse, Newsom asks, “What would you do if you knew you could not fail?”


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Arts and Letters Alumni: The Value of a Liberal Arts Education

Arts and Letters Alumni: The Value of a Liberal Arts Education
Alumni from Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters can be found in almost any profession you can imagine. What unites them is their ability to ask questions, to engage in critical and creative thinking, to research complex issues and solve complex problems, and to write effectively and speak persuasively.

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The College of Arts and Letters is the University of Notre Dame’s oldest and largest college. We believe that its students, faculty, and programs meld the best aspects of a residential liberal arts college, a major research university, and a Catholic institution of international standing. The College’s 20 departments span three divisions—the arts, the social sciences, and the humanities—all of which contribute to the vibrant life of the College.

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MS 223: The Power of Arts Education

MS 223: The Power of Arts Education
Ramon Gonzalez is principal of Middle School 223, located in New Yorks poorest Congressional District—the South Bronx. MS 223, formerly identified as the most dangerous intermediate school in New York City, is undergoing a transformation. With the help of the School Arts Support Initiative, funded by the Center for Arts Education and the New York TImes Company Foundation, the arts are taking their place as a basic subject along with English, Math, Science, Social Studies and Technology. Through interviews and classroom footage, Mr. Gonzalez, teachers, Teaching Artists and students discuss the transformative elements of the School Arts Support Initiative and lay out the nuts and bolts needed for a successful arts-rich school environment.

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Arts and Education – A Documentary

Arts and Education – A Documentary

A short film about the effect Education has on the history of Students and faculty and how the arts as a whole effects our education system overall.

Special Thanks to:
John Essary, Dean Ted Rose, Peg Fredi, Nathan Schneider, and Lane Tomlinson for letting me interview them.

Lamar Quezaire for helping film.

Music By:
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Ashpou: Soundcloud –

Filmed and Edited by Josh McCausland

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