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The Humanities Matter

In the debate over the value of the humanities in higher education, many voices have come forward to defend this centuries-old academic discipline. Here are a few voices that speak to the value of a humanities degree in today's world.

"Humanities help to provide 'foundation of a civil society,'" Matthew Reisz, Times Higher Education, March 4, 2015

"Surprise: Humanities Degrees Provide Great Return on Investment," Jeffrey Dorfman, Forbes, November 20, 2014

"Why Top Tech CEOs Want Employees With Liberal Arts Degrees," Elizabeth Segran, Fast Company, August 28, 2014

"Don't Dismiss the Humanities," Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times, August 13, 2014

"Class of 2014: Top-Paid Liberal Arts Majors," National Association of Colleges and Employers, May 15, 2014

"Why Study Philosophy? 'To Challenge Your Own Point of View,'" Hope Reese and Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, The Atlantic, February 27. 2014