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Ned Laff Featured on National Webcast

Ned Laff, Director of the Center for the Junior Year at Governors State University, shared his expertise on the most recent edition of Academic Minute, a New York-based national weekly webcast that "features researchers from colleges and universities around the world, keeping listeners abreast of what’s new and exciting in the academy and of all the ways academic research contributes to solving the world’s toughest problems and to serving the public good."

Laff, who connects students at GSU with internships and post-graduate opportunities that allow them to put their degrees to work, shared his views on the need to reassess the way that we think about liberal arts education.

"Those trying to defend the liberal arts tend to fall prey to 'either/or' arguments about degree marketability that rely on conventional ways students and parents are taught to think about majors," Laff said. "What is missing in the discussion is design-thinking. Design-thinking challenges our conventional understanding of college curriculum."

You can listen to the whole segment here.