Humanities in the News is a curated newsfeed about university study of the humanities.
And the news is, it’s not all bad news.
Degrees in the humanities:
- lead to jobs;
- nurture democracy, and;
- benefit society.
We all face new challenges in a global economy; this section is for news, voices, and commentary about how the humanities are responding.
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11 January 2019 (Sydney Johnson, EdSurge) University Data Science Programs Turn to Ethics and the Humanities
“Computer science has been trying to catch up with the ethical implications of what they are already doing… Data science has this built in from the start, and you’re not trying to retrofit something to insert ethics—it's making it a part of the design principle.”
7 January 2019 (Michael T. Nietzel, Forbes Magazine) Whither The Humanities: The Ten-Year Trend in College Majors
"The humanities are struggling. Fewer graduates are majoring in English, history, foreign language, or liberal arts now versus ten years ago… As more students opt for occupationally linked majors, the role of the humanities and social sciences in the curriculum must be protected."