Between Pandemic and Protest: The Future of the Liberal Arts in Higher Education

COVID-19 has been apocalyptic for higher education, presenting a cliff made still taller by a powerful protest movement. Both events have intensified pressures long squeezing the survival of the liberal arts as a viable educational model, highlighting both the urgency and the elusiveness of moral formation in a twenty-first century education. How might those invested in preserving the liberal arts proceed? Might this year in all its drama present a tipping point for good?

On Monday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m. ET, this roundtable conversation took place on the enduring value of the liberal arts as we consider our society beyond 2020.

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