My boyfriend is in computer science, and his greatest fears are his English and Humanities classes. Since I am in Liberal Arts, we often argue about the purpose of what he learns in those courses. He finds them irrelevant and always tries to find a SparkNotes summary of his readings. He would rather spend his time gaining technical knowledge and skills that, in his view, are much more valuable for everyday life.
We are polar opposites when it comes to our academic interests and aims.
By Emilie Hellman
A preview of Dawson Theatre’s The Bad Hamlet
A reflection on the usefulness of techniques learned in the sciences and the humanities.
A reflection on how to speak up when our usual social techniques fall short.
How a seemingly simple dish like fried rice hides an array of techniques.
A new perspective on Cuba.
The power of words.
At the heart of empathy is understanding another person’s perspective.
Seeing the truth through the gaps of white picket fences.
A powerful portrayal of multiple perspectives of young people caught up in the conflict in Syria.
Can we form perspectives and keep them flexible at the same time?
The perspectives of others influence a young girl’s perspective towards herself.
Social standards of physical “perfection” can skew a young man’s perspective of himself.
A feminist perspective on the “power” of men.