We Need the Liberal Arts: Michael S. Smith Op-Ed Piece!

Dear Commons Community, Michael S. Roth, the president of Wesleyan University, has an op-ed piece in today’s New York Times, entitled, Learning as Freedom.  He reviews the importance of a liberal arts education both for our students as individuals and for our society as a whole.   Here is a sample: “Conservative scholars like Charles Murray, […]

Bill Clinton Stirs Democratic National Convention!

Dear Commons Community, Former President Bill Clinton stirred the audience at the Democratic National convention last night.  Without a doubt he was on his game.  He praised President Obama and the job he has done while taking smooth, measured swipes at the Republicans.  Here is a description from the Huffington Post: “A lot of Americans […]