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Punchline Gives Thanks

thanksgiving

Cade Leebron ’14 writes:

Come feast with Punchline! (Wesleyan’s first/greatest/last/only stand-up comedy collective) as we stuff ourselves with delicious comedy and give thanks for all our blessings (namely, three brand-new members).

Laugh with us, cry with us, feel uncomfortably full with us, and argue with us like we’re your very own relatives!

  • DATE: TONIGHT!
  • TIME?: 9pm
  • PLACE?: Nics Lounge
  • FACEBOOK?: Here.

NYT: Is College a Waste?

Only in Middle School.  Click to see.

In the quest to make us all look worthless and stupid, the New York Times is continuing to  investigate the merits of an American college education. Apparently, we have too much free time and learn nothing half the time.  We also don’t read or write enough.  (Are we doing anything right?)

The NYT asked a bunch of experts what they thought, and my reading is that a liberal arts education is the way to go.  There seems to be agreement that college should be more engaging, with smaller class sizes and intense work loads, attracting students who aren’t just there to find a job.  Sounds familiar to me.  But here’s what the experts say: