In “A Liberal Education is Now More Useful Than Job-Specific Skills“, John Kay discusses the need for strong programmes in the Arts. Coming on the heels of US/Indian journalist and news commentator, Fareed Zakaria’s recent publication, In defense of a Liberal Education, Kay underscores how necessary a degree in the Liberal Arts will be in a rapidly changing world.
After hearing the arguments for and against the Cuts proposed by this university one should be dismayed but not surprised. As an organisation, U of M bills itself as promoting “truth” while simultaneously playing host to one of the planets most controversial multi-national companies on its campus: Monsanto. A recent article refers to the manner in which such companies make money: by destroying our own habitat, and affecting, indeed, our health.