The Liberal Arts May Not Survive the 21st Century

Wisconsin built a public higher-education system that was admired around the world. But it may not withstand a tech-hungry economy.

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By Adam Harris

For many years, Wisconsin had one of the finest public-university systems in the country. It was built on an idea: that…

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