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Dr. David Holmes |
Following is a blog by Dr. David Holmes, dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Lipscomb University.
I became the dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Lipscomb University on Jan. 2 of this year.
For several of the 25 years I taught at Pepperdine University prior to coming to Lipscomb, I heard pundits and parents question the value and relevance of a liberal arts education. These criticisms reverberate at this moment.
What difference can liberal arts make during this unprecedented global pandemic?
At their best, the liberal arts are about intellectual freedom. Creative, critical and collaborative inquiry. Consider a few ways that liberal arts inquiry is playing out during the COVID-19 crisis.
The liberal arts were never meant to be confined to a classroom. The liberal arts are meant to be living arts, ways of knowing, doing and being that prepare students to lead, innovate and serve. This is why the liberal arts matter now and will always matter.
For more information about Lipscomb’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, visit www.lipscomb.edu/arts-sciences.