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April 30, 2010


As a young woman about to embark on an MFA program this Fall, I was encouraged by your thoughtful article. While more and more schools are pushing students away from the humanities, our world is becoming increasingly complex and in greater need of critical thinking and analysis. Although I don't know where my MFA will lead me, I know my experience will broaden my understanding of human relations, history and the power of the written word. To me, this increased understanding will be worth every month spent.

I agree -- it bothers me that the humanities is so often regarded as extracurricular.

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