This is a story that I like to read. According to the New York Times, it seems that for the first time in 30 years, Harvard is reevaluating its undergraduate curriculum to “concluding that students need more room for broad exploration, a greater familiarity with the world that can only be gained from study abroad, and a deeper, hands-on understanding of science.”
Being the proud graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Master of Liberal Studies degree, I can heartily attest to the merits of having a well-rounded education in the liberal arts. It’s not to say that my study and final project lacked direction. They certainly did; it’s just that my research crossed academic disciplines–something that Harvard undergrads will soon learn to value.