… in the Minneapolis Star Tribune notes that the most charitable description of what’s been going on at the clubby University of Minnesota medical school would be “bizarre.”
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
University of Minnesota
Presidential Interview: Kaler on
the role of liberal arts
Forum question: What’s your vision for the College of Liberal Arts?
It’s an absolute core competency, and we have to protect it. I will invest in it, and they will not wane. On my watch, that will not happen.
… I’m extremely impressed by the recent report by the (U of M) College of Liberal Arts. It outlines a clear concept on how the liberal arts should be shaped in the 21st Century. I share much of what (the authors) want to do. They’re committed to doing things more efficiently.
…(Liberal arts) should have a central role. I appreciate the centrality of that to university mission commited to maintaining those programs.
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