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November/December 2013 – Museum
James Cuno: What Matters Most: Museums play a crucial role as humanist institutions

November 2013 – Humanities Symposium Address
Wayne Clough: “A Voice that will be Heard”

November 5, 2013 – New York Times
Annette Gordon-Reed: A Victim of Austerity and Student Debt

October 4, 2013 – The Austin American-Statesman
Francisco G. Cigarroa: Humanities guides students’ quests for the stars

June 20, 2013 – The New York Times
David Brooks: The Humanist Vocation

June 20, 2013 – Los Angeles Times
James Cuno: The soft sciences matter as much as ever

June 19, 2013 – Raleigh News & Observer
Richard Brodhead: The humanities and social sciences remain essential

June 19, 2013 – Time
Annette Gordon-Reed: Critics of the Liberal Arts Are Wrong

June 19, 2013 – Miami Herald
Donna Shalala & Eduardo Padrón: Humanities, social sciences for a vibrant competitive, secure nation

June 18, 2013 – USA Today
Norman Augustine & David Skorton: Humanities, social sciences critical to our future

Media Coverage

November 5, 2013 – New York Times
The Fate of the Humanities

November 5, 2013 – Satyagraha (Blog)
On the AAAS Report on the Humanities and Social Sciences, ‘The Heart of the Matter’

November 4, 2013 – Perspective
Secretary of Smithsonian Institution Speaks on Importance of Humanities

November 3, 2013 – Portland Press Herald
Maine Voices: We must rethink how STEM is taught

November 2, 2013 – America
Saving the Humanities?

November 2, 2013 – The Book Haven
The questionable utility of the dancing bear, or, the future of the humanities

November 1, 2013 – The New Criterion
What Dido did, Satan saw & O’Keefe painted

October 31, 2013 – Daily Journal of Commerce
Architecture: It’s not a science, it’s art

October 31, 2013 – American Spectator
The Heartlessness of the Matter

October 30, 2013 – The New York Times
As Interest fades in the Humanities, Colleges Worry

October 30, 2013 – The Washington Times
Fields: Is your toddler ready for Moby-Dick?

October 27, 2013 – The Courier of Montgomery County
Liberal arts not luxury learning when balanced

October 25, 2013 – Chatham Daily News
Let us not throw out humanities and social sciences with the bath water

October 24, 2013 – Duke Today
Brodhead: In an Age of Metrics, Liberal Arts Education Still Holds Value

October 22, 2013 – Times-Georgian
Secretary of Smithsonian to speak at UWG

October 21, 2013 – Portland Press Herald
Our View: The humanities still teach marketable skills

October 14, 2013 – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Are we cheering for STEM at the expense of arts?

October 14 – The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Wedge Driving Academe’s Two Families Apart

October 7, 2013 – The Blog, Huffington Post
Why Study the Arts and Humanities?

September 26, 2013 – TIME
What Colleges Will Teach in 2025

September 21, 2013 – Concord Monitor
My Turn: Souter is right: Humanities programs are critical

September 19, 2013 – The Daily Illini
Realize the importance of humanities in engineering

September 18, 2013 – MLA Commons
Vulnerable Times at the Chicago Convention

September 16, 2013 – New York Law Journal
Rally for the Humanities, Souter Urges

September 15, 2013 – The Blog, Huffington Post
Who’s Afraid of the Liberal Arts?

September 13, 2013 – Marion Roach Smith (Blog)
Defending Humanities: Say It With Words

September 12, 2013 – Albany Times Union
Souter decries cuts in humanities funds

September 7, 2013 – The Nation (Pakistan)
FCC English Dept launches journal

September 6, 2013 – The New Republic
The Real Humanities Crisis is Happening at Public Universities

September 5, 2013 – Arizona Daily Wildcat
Humanities program should not be disregarded

September 5, 2013 – The New Republic
Why Are We Starving the Humanities and Splurging on Science?

September 4, 2013 – Inside Higher Ed
A New Humanities Report Card

September 4, 2013 – The Chronicle of Higher Education
‘Report Card’ on the Humanities Finds Light Amid the Gloom

September 3, 2013 – Indiana University Center for Civic Literacy
A Fist Bump for the Humanities

August 29, 2013 – Huffington Post
How Human Resources Can Help the Humanities

August 28, 2013 – Miami Herald
Don’t Neglect the Humanities

August 28, 2013 – The Patriot-News
Here's a way to help foster an innovative, strong and competitive society: As I See It

August 27, 2013 – The New Yorker
Why Teach English?

August 27, 2013 – The Hartford Courant
Math And Science Education Just Part Of The Story

August 26, 2013 – The Crimson White (University of Alabama)
It’s time to fight the war for education, challenging teachers

August 23, 2013 – The State
Beasley: Oh the humanities!

August 22, 2013 – The English Department Blog at Saint Anselm College
English: The Hot New Major?

August 21, 2013 – The Root DC, The Washington Post
The Smartest Summer Ever: Full STEAM Ahead!

August 21, 2013 – NewsDay
Schmich: If you were picking a college major today, what would it be?

August 20, 2013 – Lebanon Daily News
Find a place for humanities’ study in our modern age

August 20, 2013 – Duke Chronicle
Brodhead discusses recent debut on The Colbert Report

August 20, 2013 – Los Angeles Times
College: It's not just 'Made in the U.S.A.'

August 19, 2013 – Zócalo Public Square
The Humanities Aren’t as Dead As You Think

August 16,2013 – Inside Higher Ed
Fourth-Grade Lessons

August 15, 2013 – Cornell Sun
President Skorton, Yo-Yo Ma, George Lucas: Humanities are ‘Critical’ to Education

August 15, 2013 – The Colbert Report
Interview with Duke University President and Commission Co-Chair Richard Brodhead

August 15, 2013 – The Herald-Sun
Duke President Brodhead receives Colbert fist bump

August 13, 2013 – Sidney Herald
Battle of the studies

August 13, 2013 – WNCN North Carolina Public Radio
Duke president to appear on 'The Colbert Report'

August 12, 2013 – Portland Press Herald
Off Campus: No need to choose between career, deep thoughts

August 10, 2013 – Idaho Statesman
Readers View, education: America needs the humanities more than ever

August 9, 2013 – Vermont Public Radio
Gilbert: The Case for Humanities

August 6, 2013 - Slate
How Women Killed the Humanities (To Save Ourselves!)

August 6, 2013 – Independent Record
Humanities make a difference to Montana

July 31, 2013 – The Christian Century
Christian humanists

July 30, 2013 – The Daily Herald
Teaching the humanities bolsters ingenuity

July 30, 2013 – Views, Inside Higher Ed
Humanities as Spectacle

July 28, 2013 – Chicago Tribune
If you could pick a major now, what would it be?

July 25, 2013 – World News Report
Canadian Center of Science and Education reveals importance of humanities and social sciences

July 25, 2013 – The Washington Times
High-tech and humanity

July 23, 2013 – Inside Higher Ed
Another Whack at the Humanities

July 22, 2013 – Portland Press Herald
Off Campus: Focus on STEM education overshadows humanities’ importance

July 18, 2013 – The Vancouver Sun
Colleges doing more to emphasize career prep

July 17, 2013 – Times Higher Education (UK)
Liberal arts, British style

July 17, 2013 – New Republic
The Decline of the Humanities—and Civilization

July 16, 2013 – Providence Journal
Humanities in peril

July 15, 2013 – The Chronicle of Higher Education
Humanities Scholars See Declining Prestige, Not a Lack of Interest

July 15, 2013 – The Blog, The Huffington Post
The Crisis in the Humanities: Why Today’s Educational and Cultural Experts Can’t and Won’t Resolve the Failings of the Liberal Arts

July 14, 2013 – LaCrosse Tribune
Richard Kyte: Value of humanities is priceless

July 13, 2013 – The Star Press
Humanities, social sciences critical to future

July 13, 2013 – The Columbus Dispatch
Jessica A. Johnson commentary: Studying the humanities is fundamental to who we are

July 12, 2013 – The Wall Street Journal
Who Ruined the Humanities?

July 12, 2013 – Corvallis Gazette-Times
Think Too Much: The case for the liberal arts

July 11, 2013 – Inside Higher Ed
The Gender Lens

July 11, 2013 – The Blog, Huffington Post
STEM and STEAM Boosted by U.S. and U.K. Reports

July 11, 2013 – The Mountain Times
Public education needs more emphasis on the humanities

July 10, 2013 – Iowa State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
American Academy of Arts & Science’s Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences

July 8, 2013 – Op-Eds, The Daily Californian
Why the humanities?

July 5, 2013 – The Durham News
Brodhead: Remind people why humanities matter

July 4, 2013 – Opinion, The Barre Montpelier Times Argus
Heart of the matter

July 3, 2013 – The Conversation, The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Humanities: What Went Right?

July 3, 2013 – The Opinion Pages, The New York Times
The Humanities in Crisis? Not at Most Schools

July 2, 2013 – WNPR’s “The Colin McEnroe Show”
Can the Humanities be Saved?

July 2, 2013 – KCUR’s “Central Standard”
The Value of the Humanities

July 2, 2013 – The Liberty County Vindicator
Preparing for a Bright New World

July 1, 2013 – The Network on Transitions to Adulthood
The Job Outlook for Recent College Graduates

July 1, 2013 – The Duke Chronicle
Oh the humanities

July 1, 2013 – Education Week
Reviving History Instruction: What’s Old is New Again

July 1, 2013 – RadioTimes*
Why the humanities matter
*Correction: The Heart of the Matter film was produced by Ewers Brothers Productions.

June 30, 3013 – TeachThought
Why Humanities Still Matter In 2013

June 30, 2013 – China Daily
Humanities prove a hard sell during hard times

June 30, 2013 – The Wall Street Journal
Illiberal Education and the ‘Heart of the Matter’

June 29, 2013 – Boston Herald
All those workplaces a stage

June 29, 2013 – Online Athens, Athens Banner-Herald
Humanities must be integral part of education

June 27, 2013 – Minnesota Daily
In tough economy, liberal arts must defend themselves

June 27, 2013 – WAMC Northeast Public Radio
Karen Hitchcock: The Need to Re-imagine our Nation’s System of Higher Education

June 27, 2013 – The New York Times ArtsBeat
Quants Ask: What Crisis in the Humanities?

June 26, 2013 – Brain Pickings
George Lucas, John Lithgow, and Other Luminaries on How the Humanities Make Us Human

June 26, 2013 – The Des Moines Register A Better Iowa
Putnam: The heart of the matter

June 26, 2013 – The Huffington Post Blog
STEM Is a Liberal Art

June 26, 2013 – Slate, Culture Gabfest
The Decline of the Humanities

June 26, 2013 – Business Insider
America Is Raising A Generation Of Kids Who Can't Think Or Write Clearly

June 25, 2013 – Southern California Public Radio AirTalk
How relevant is a liberal arts degree?

June 25, 2013 – The Wall Street Journal MarketWatch
Is the Internet killing English?

June 25, 2013 – LinkedIn Today
Why Learning the Humanities Is a Key to Success

June 24, 2013 – The New York Times
A Case for the Humanities Not Made

June 24, 2013 – New York Daily News
Satchmo, Soprano and our humanity: learning from two American originals

June 24, 2013 – CNN
On the chopping block: History, literature, civics and the arts

June 24, 2013 – The Atlantic
Actually, the Humanities Aren't in Crisis

June 24, 2013 – National Communication Association
AAAS Report, the Heart of the Matter

June 23, 2013 – The Daily Californian
Report urges increased investment in humanities and social sciences

June 23, 2013 – The Chronicle of Higher Education blog
Rethinking the Bachelor’s Degree to Bolster the Humanities

June 22, 2013 – Sunday Observer, The New York Times
The Decline and Fall of the English Major

June 22, 2013 – The Airspace
Why are the Humanities Hurting?

June 21, 2013 – TimesUnion
Smith: At a solstice, rebalancing our schools

June 21, 2013 – Tampa Bay Times
Editorial: A complete education includes humanities

June 21, 2013 – Salon.com
Will reading make you rich?

June 20, 2013 – Physics Today
New report: Yes, STEM—but humanities and social sciences too!

June 20, 2013 – CNN Money / Fortune Magazine
Why the humanities need to be saved

June 20, 2013 – NPR’s “Morning Edition,” by Cory Turner
Lax Education in Humanities, Social Sciences Spark Outcry

June 20, 2013 – The State
Educators, artists, lawmakers urge more emphasis on the humanities

June 20, 2013 – The Journal Sentinel
Report to Congress claims humanities education as important for nation as STEM

June 20, 2013 – Scientific American Blog
Why Study Humanities? What I Tell Engineering Freshmen

June 20, 2013 – The Inquisitr
Humanities Committee Worried That The Arts Are Endangered

June 20, 2013 – Triangle Business Journal Online
Arts to education policy makers: ‘Don’t forget us!’

June 19, 2013 – PBS NewsHour
Report Argues U.S. is Neglecting, Undervaluing Education in the Humanities

June 19, 2013 – The Washington Post
Report: Humanities, social science education needed for innovation along with STEM

June 19, 2013 – Inside Higher Ed
Making the Case for Liberal Arts

June 19, 2013 – The Wall Street Journal
Democratic and Republican Senators and Representatives Commend Release of Report on Education, International Security, Competitiveness, and Culture

June 19, 2013 – Penn News
Humanities/Social Sciences Panel Reports; Two From Penn Are Members

June 19, 2013 – History News Network
1964 Report: Humanities ‘Uniquely Equipped to fill the “Abyss of Leisure”’ Made Possible by Forty-Hour Workweek

June 19, 2013 – Education Week News
The Path to Protecting Humanities and Social Sciences

June 19, 2013 – AARP News Blog
Are We Teaching Our Next Generation the Right Stuff?

June 19, 2013 – Miami Herald
Educators, artists, lawmakers urge more emphasis on the arts

June 19, 2013 – Duke Chronicle
Brodhead co-chairs effort to rebuild humanities, social sciences

June 19, 2013 – PR Newswire
Democratic and Republican Senators and Representatives Commend Release of Report on Education, International Security

June 19, 2013 – Durham Herald-Sun
Humanities commission co-chaired by Brodhead releases report

June 19, 2013 – The New York Observer “BetaBeat”
You Don’t Need a Tech Degree To Be a Productive Member of Society, Liberal Arts Professors Swear

June 18, 2013 – The New York Times
Humanities Committee Sounds an Alarm

June 18, 2013 – The Chronicle of Higher Education
Humanities and Social Sciences Are Central to National Goals, Report Argues

June 18, 2013 – Reuters
U.S. in danger of losing humanities, social sciences edge: panel

June 18, 2013 – DukeToday
Brodhead on the ‘Undersold’ Humanities

May 2013 – Missouri Passages (MO Humanities Council)
Gerald Early Delivers Humanities Awards Keynote

October 30, 2012 – The Wall Street Journal
Liberal Arts Should Complement Technical Subjects

October 29, 2012 – Duke Today
Leading the Charge for the Humanities

October 23, 2012 – Duke Today
Regional Forum on Humanities and Social Sciences to Meet at Duke This Week

September 20, 2012 – Washington University in St. Louis Newsroom
The humanities and public life: American Academy of Arts and Sciences explores state of humanities education nationally

September 14, 2012 – El Nuevo Herald
Destacan importancia de alentar las artes en la educación

September 14, 2012 – Miami Herald
Humanities commission focuses on arts in education

September 14, 2012 – Veritas – University of Miami
Opening a National Dialogue on the Humanities

September 13, 2012 – St. Louis American
Gerald Early convenes national commission on humanities in St. Louis

September 12, 2012 – Stanford Report
Stanford gathering explores why national security needs the humanities

September 12, 2012 – St. Louis Post Dispatch
In a complex world, what is the value of the arts?

September 10, 2012 – The Valley Advocate
Humanities and Economic Development

September 7, 2012 – The Book Haven
Why do I need to know that? Defending the humanities, social sciences in a techno world

August 20, 2012 – National Endowment for the Humanities
New England state councils participate in a forum on the Humanities and Civil Society

August 7, 2012 – Merced Sun-Star
Invest in Knowledge

July 30, 2012 – New England Journal of Higher Education
Humanitarian Efforts

March 19, 2012 – Duke Today
Brodhead: Advocating for the Humanities

October 20, 2011 – The Stanford Daily
Saving the Fuzzy

September 16, 2011 – Harvard Magazine
John Lithgow on the Arts, and Life

September 2, 2011 – American Radio Works
New Pressures on Liberal Education

June 28, 2011 – National Humanities Alliance website
American Academy of Arts & Science’s Commission on the Humanities & Social Sciences Meets in Chicago

June 24, 2011 – Education Week
Sciences, Arts, Humanities, Fight for Status of Math, Reading

June 15, 2011 – The Huffington Post
The Humanities: Fundamental but Utilitarian

May 23, 2011 – The Phi Beta Kappa Society blog
The Odyssey, really?

March 3, 2011 – Houston Chronicle
Focus on science need not exclude liberal arts study

February 17, 2011 – New York Times
Lucas, Burns, Souter Among Those Named To New Commission on the Liberal Arts

February 17, 2011 – The Chronicle of Higher Education
National Commission Formed to Bolster Humanities and Social Sciences

February 17, 2011 – Gannett News Service
New humanities commission has Tennessee influence

February 17, 2011 – Education Week Blog
Commission Set Up to Improve Humanities, Social Science Studies
Curriculum Matters

February 18, 2011 – Inside Higher Ed
Yanked from the Margins