Liberal Arts Education Essay Contest
2007 - 2008
Congratulations to Mike Meginnis, the winner of the 2nd annual
$1000 Liberal Arts Essay Contest! The contest offers students the
chance to reflect on the value of a liberal arts education. In this
national election year, they were asked to consider the relevance
of liberal education to such issues as democracy, informed
citizenry, due process and social civility; or to political and
ethical controversies. Illustrative examples cited included global
warming, stem cell research, cloning, gun control, planetary water
shortages, "coercive interrogation" of terrorist suspects, and
campaign finance control.
Read Mike's winning essay that addresses the prompt, The
Reach for Coherence: The Value of Complementarity Among the
Sciences and Humanities in Your Liberal Education, " The Liberal Arts as
a Way of being Humane ".