Union in the News for September 4, 2008
Engineering and the Liberal Arts: Strangers No LongerThe Chronicle of Higher Education
The Commentary section of the Sept. 5 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education features remarks by Union President Stephen C. Ainlay and other prominent leaders on the importance of integrating engineering into the liberal arts curriculum.
President Ainlay's comments kicked off a national symposium hosted by Union in May, "Engineering and Liberal Education.”
In 1845, Union became the first liberal arts college to offer engineering. The symposium explored different models for integrating engineering, technology and the traditional liberal arts.
Among the participants were Princeton, Dartmouth, Swarthmore, Lafayette, Smith, Trinity, Villanova, U.S. Military Academy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Sweet Briar College, Tufts, University of Vermont, University of Georgia and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
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