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Regaining The Thought-Action Continuum: A New Liberal Arts

by Elizabeth Coleman - 2008

We are living in a time beleaguered by unmet problems that increasingly threaten the well-being of this nation and the world. Our failure to respond effectively suggests that our political and social institutions are more the problem than the solution. For colleges and universities, though, these problems present challenges and opportunities.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 107, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 110 Number 14, 2008, p. 131-135
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 22856, Date Accessed: 5/13/2021 1:58:23 AM

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  • Elizabeth Coleman
    Bennington College
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    Elizabeth Coleman is the ninth president of Bennington College, a position she has held since 1987. She serves on a number of boards, including the Select Committee of the Association of American Colleges and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and is committed to fostering continued examination of the liberal arts curriculum at the higher education level. This essay is adapted from a speech delivered at the celebration of Bennington College’s 75th Anniversary on October 6, 2007. It is reprinted with the permission of the author.
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