Should higher education produce happiness?

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Friday, March 7, 2014

It was an unexpected query for a panel entitled: “Can the liberal arts survive in an age of innovation,’’ and just one of the many dozens of discussions that have been taking place at SXSW.edu, a packed and often frantic festival of ideas, technology, workshops and networking.

The questioner said his experience discussing the great books and getting a graduate degree from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland truly made him happy; he also acknowledged that it cost about $40,000.

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