Liberal Art majors.......

Steve G

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why is Pen. State so invested in scholarships for Liberal Arts Majors if those degrees are so.....hmmm....useless?

  • Eight-figure commitment from Gene and Roz Chaiken to grow their scholarship support in the College of the Liberal Arts, making them the largest scholarship donors in university history.
 

bourbon n blues

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why is Pen. State so invested in scholarships for Liberal Arts Majors if those degrees are so.....hmmm....useless?

  • Eight-figure commitment from Gene and Roz Chaiken to grow their scholarship support in the College of the Liberal Arts, making them the largest scholarship donors in university history.
Because the money for those degrees from financial aid and student loans spends as well as money for useful degrees.
And a donation that gets you a nice tax break gets you a nice tax break even if it's ear marked towards a useless degree.
Need anything else answered like what's 2+ 2?
 
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Steve G

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Because the money for those degrees from financial aid and student loans spends as well as money for useful degrees.
And a donation that gets you a nice tax break gets you a nice tax break even if it's ear marked towards a useless degree.
Need anything else answered like what's 2+ 2?
wow you really are one of the lowest if not the absolute lowest IQ posters on here........yikes..........
 

Darth_VadEER

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why is Pen. State so invested in scholarships for Liberal Arts Majors if those degrees are so.....hmmm....useless?

  • Eight-figure commitment from Gene and Roz Chaiken to grow their scholarship support in the College of the Liberal Arts, making them the largest scholarship donors in university history.

The faculty in those departments have too much power. They are always the most vocal and troublemaking. The majority of craziness comes from those departments...

They should just get rid of them...adios
 

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why is Pen. State so invested in scholarships for Liberal Arts Majors if those degrees are so.....hmmm....useless?

  • Eight-figure commitment from Gene and Roz Chaiken to grow their scholarship support in the College of the Liberal Arts, making them the largest scholarship donors in university history.
Because it's the Chaiken's money to do with whatever they want. Interesting couple.

 

Darth_VadEER

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why is Pen. State so invested in scholarships for Liberal Arts Majors if those degrees are so.....hmmm....useless?

  • Eight-figure commitment from Gene and Roz Chaiken to grow their scholarship support in the College of the Liberal Arts, making them the largest scholarship donors in university history.

There isnt enough kids to enroll in the needed majors to keep universities afloat. So they need to pad their books with liberal arts degrees to bring in a large student body.
 

BoulderFish

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why is Pen. State so invested in scholarships for Liberal Arts Majors if those degrees are so.....hmmm....useless?

  • Eight-figure commitment from Gene and Roz Chaiken to grow their scholarship support in the College of the Liberal Arts, making them the largest scholarship donors in university history.

Because nobody with a brain is going to invest their own money in one of those degrees, the school needs to go out and get donations for scholarships -- Otherwise they wouldn't be able to justify keeping the departments/degrees.
 
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bourbon n blues

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Because nobody with a brain is going to invest their own money in one of those degrees, they need to go out and get donations for scholarships -- Otherwise they wouldn't be able to justify keeping the departments/degrees.
Yep, my kids were finance , psu, engineering, Lehigh .
 

LafayetteBear

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Where's Smithton when you need him? This thread is tailor made for his "insightful" commentary. :cool:
 

Aardvark86

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The problem is not the liberal arts. It is bad liberal arts. We need technicians to be sure. But senior decision makers need breadth of knowledge rather than depth (see, eg, Fauci). The fact that you have added “studies” to the title of the major does not make it a liberal arts major. It generally just makes it a bad major of limited utility.