Boston Globe: College leaders work to increase interest in humanities – The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe web site has a story about how “Colleges aim to revive the humanities.” The story by Tracy Jan (Nov. 8, 2010) talks about how universities like Cornell, Dartmouth and Harvard are promoting the humanities in response to cutbacks.

If, because of cutbacks and lack of support from the federal government, literature and the arts and other aspects of the humanities become just parlor musings of the wealthy, we would have made a huge mistake,’’ Dartmouth’s president, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, said in an interview. “Literature and the arts should not only be for kids who go to cotillion balls to make polite conversation at parties.

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