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SignPosts for Liberal Education

Blog written by former college president Chris Nelson from 2013 to 2016.

Doing Well or Doing Good? (January 23, 2014)

I Love Numbers (February 19, 2014)

Five Reasons to Attend St. John’s College (March 11, 2014)

Renewal and Liberal Education (March 27, 2014)

Spring: Sparta and Athens on the Severn (April 4, 2014)

Choosing St. John’s (May 8, 2014)

The Joy of Struggle: Commencement 2014 (May 23, 2014)

The cost of higher education? Not what you think! (August 2, 2014)

Five Reasons St. John’s Alumni Make Great Wine (August 13, 2014)

Why is Liberal Education Needed in Today’s High Tech World? (August 15, 2014)

Why Do Scientists Need Humanities? (August 18, 2014)

Can Business Save Education? (August 20, 2014)

Weighing In on College Rankings (August 21, 2014)

How Do You Measure What Makes Life Worthwhile? (August 25, 2014)

Reengineering Retention (August 27, 2014)

Saving Wholeness (September 2, 2014)

What’s Wrong with Pushing STEM Education? (September 8, 2014)

College Rankings and Good Judgment (September 12, 2014)

Living Life and Making a Living (September 16, 2014)

What’s at Stake? (September 18, 2014)

How Does Moral, Emotional and Spiritual Growth Happen? (September 22, 2014)

A “Bigger-than-me” Experience (September 25, 2014)

Is Self-interest Really Our Basic Motivation? (September 29, 2014)

Great Books in the Theater of War (October 2, 2014)

Technology in College Admissions (October 6, 2014)

“Value” and the Value of College Education (October 10, 2014)

Human and Superhuman: High School Transcripts, Ivy-League Admissions, and a Life Worth Living (October 13, 2014)

Inward-Bound for Business Leaders (October 17, 2014)

Knowing How to Learn (October 20, 2014)

College: The Long Game (October 27, 2014)

Parents as Role Models in College Admissions (October 30, 2014)

The Balancing Act of a Whole Person (November 3, 2014)

Finding a Place in a New College Community (November 7, 2014)

Accountability- Commodifying the Examined Life (November 10, 2014)

Thanking Our Troops Through the “Yellow Ribbon” Military Education Benefit (November 14, 2014)

Can Professional Programs Save The Liberal Arts? (November 17, 2014)

Giving Thanks (November 20, 2014)

Catching Up to St. John’s (November 24, 2014)

What Competency-based Education Cannot Do: Part I (December 2, 2014)

What Competency-based Learning Cannot Do: Part II (December 4, 2014)

How Statistics Turns Best into Worst (December 8, 2014)

Why We Are looking at the “Value” of College All Wrong (December 11, 2014)

Inspiration (December 15, 2014)