We’ve come to an economic and cultural crossroads and must decide what we want Wyoming to become, Mark Jenkins writes. The humanities teach us how to think critically about complex questions like these.
There is something quite undemocratic about viewing public education as a machine that feeds workers into the system.
There is an increasing sense of urgency for graduates to “hit the ground running” and this imperative, in effect, eliminates consideration of many traditional degrees.
Fifty years ago, on September 29, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965 at a White House Rose Garden ceremony.
In the last five decades, the National Endowment
Retired University of Wyoming historian Pete Simpson recently discussed the importance of science and the humanities at UW.