Schools form consortium to encourage students to pursue humanities degrees

NEW CONSORTIUM: Touba Ghadessi, left, co-founder of the Wheaton Institute for Interdisciplinary Humanities, speaks with Alison Ricco, administrative associate office of the provost. Ghadessi hopes to encourage more students to pursue the humanities as a career path by partnering with 10 other New England-based higher education institutions with humanities centers to form the New England Humanities Consortium./PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO.
NEW CONSORTIUM: Touba Ghadessi, left, co-founder of the Wheaton Institute for Interdisciplinary Humanities, speaks with Alison Ricco, administrative associate office of the provost. Ghadessi hopes to encourage more students to pursue the humanities as a career path by partnering with 10 other New England-based higher education institutions with humanities centers to form the New England Humanities Consortium./PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO.
As co-founder of the Wheaton Institute for Interdisciplinary Humanities at Wheaton College in Norton, Touba Ghadessi knows all too well how the humanities have been overlooked in what she calls a “careerist age.” As students and companies are nearly single-mindedly focused on obtaining and retaining employment in the decade following the Great Recession, Ghadessi said…

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