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Helios Program celebrates two years of success
04.19.2024 | Teagle in the News

Helios Program celebrates two years of success

The Helios program at University of Wisconsin-Platteville, supported by Teagle, doubled its partcipation in its second year and gave more than 1,400 students a more meaningful experience in the general education curriculum.

4/19/2024 12:00:00 AM
Education for a life of purpose
03.18.2024 | Teagle in the News

Education for a life of purpose

Teagle supported Stanford's reimagined first-year curriculum COLLEGE, which provides students with a shared intellectual framework to discuss diverse views and encourages students to examine their responsibility to the world.

3/18/2024 12:00:00 AM
Looking for meaning in college? Try discussing a great book.
02.27.2024 | Teagle in the News

Looking for meaning in college? Try discussing a great book.

Teagle President Andrew Delbanco stresses higher education's role in helping students think deeply and collectively about life’s most profound questions. 

2/27/2024 12:00:00 AM
Reimagining the Liberal Arts and Humanities
01.23.2024 | Teagle in the News

Reimagining the Liberal Arts and Humanities

Teagle's Cornerstone: Learning for Living initiative is part of a widespread effort to reimagine the liberal arts in higher education, thus far infusing humanities courses into the general curriculum at 60 colleges and universities.

1/23/2024 12:00:00 AM
Syracuse Speaks: growing the knowledge of the Indigenous Cultures
10.26.2023 | Teagle in the News

Syracuse Speaks: growing the knowledge of the Indigenous Cultures

A new class at Onondaga Community College, part of Teagle's Cornerstone: Learning for Living initiative, focuses on the history of the people who settled Central New York with an emphasis on indigenous texts.

10/26/2023 12:00:00 AM
CHASS Receives $350K Grant to Implement Humanities-Based Certificate Program
10.05.2023 | Teagle in the News

CHASS Receives $350K Grant to Implement Humanities-Based Certificate Program

NC State's College of the Humanities and Social Sciences received a two-year, $350,000 grant from Teagle to implement an innovative humanities-based certificate program, Advanced Critical and Creative Thinking (ACCT).

10/5/2023 12:00:00 AM
Community College Is the Future of Liberal Education
10.05.2023 | Teagle in the News

Community College Is the Future of Liberal Education

The Teagle Foundation is one of the few private grant makers funding liberal education programs at community colleges, where Cornerstone: Learning for Living programs offer thousands of students each year the opportunity to engage with transformational texts and enduring questions.

10/5/2023 12:00:00 AM
Languages, Literatures and Cultures Professors Awarded $300,000 to Create a Cornerstone Initiative:
10.02.2023 | Teagle in the News

Languages, Literatures and Cultures Professors Awarded $300,000 to Create a Cornerstone Initiative:

With support from Teagle, UMass Amherst is adding two new gen ed courses designed to build a common intellectual experience and community.

10/2/2023 12:00:00 AM
Gen Z Is Ready to Talk. Are Professors Ready to Listen?
09.18.2023 | Teagle in the News

Gen Z Is Ready to Talk. Are Professors Ready to Listen?

Purdue University is reaching a new generation of students and leading a liberal arts reform movement through its Cornerstone: Learning for Living program.

9/18/2023 12:00:00 AM
SLU Continues Jesuit Mission Through University Core With $250,000 Education Grant
09.12.2023 | Teagle in the News

SLU Continues Jesuit Mission Through University Core With $250,000 Education Grant

Saint Louis University will lead a new Cornerstone: Learning for Living program anchored in transformative texts and geared toward STEM students.

9/12/2023 12:00:00 AM
College Students: School Is Not Your Job
09.04.2023 | Teagle in the News

College Students: School Is Not Your Job

The Teagle-supported Great Questions Seminar at Austin Community College offers a humanistic alternative to college careerism.

9/4/2023 12:00:00 AM
By Abandoning Civics, Colleges Helped Create the Culture Wars
09.03.2023 | Teagle in the News

By Abandoning Civics, Colleges Helped Create the Culture Wars

COLLEGE, Stanford's Cornerstone: Learning for Living program, was scaled to the entire incoming class with support from Teagle and the NEH.

9/3/2023 12:00:00 AM
Catawba College receives $75,000 Grant supporting The Pursuit
08.29.2023 | Teagle in the News

Catawba College receives $75,000 Grant supporting The Pursuit

Teagle awarded Catawba College a $75,000 grant to support The Pursuit, a humanities program for first-year students. 

8/29/2023 12:00:00 AM
The liberal arts are alive and well in community colleges
08.06.2023 | Teagle in the News

The liberal arts are alive and well in community colleges

Teagle grantee Austin Community College is leading the way in liberal education through its Great Questions Seminar.

8/6/2023 12:00:00 AM
NKU receives $250,000 ‘Cornerstone: Learning for Living’ grant, largest of any KY public institution
07.09.2023 | Teagle in the News

NKU receives $250,000 ‘Cornerstone: Learning for Living’ grant, largest of any KY public institution

Teagle has awarded NKU the largest “Cornerstone: Learning for Living” grant of any public institution in the Commonwealth to implement a new general education program.

7/9/2023 12:00:00 AM
NKU awarded grant to enhance gen-ed experience for students
07.06.2023 | Teagle in the News

NKU awarded grant to enhance gen-ed experience for students

Northern Kentucky University has been awarded a grant from Teagle to implement a new gen ed program impacting 30% of its undergraduate community.

7/6/2023 12:00:00 AM
NKU awarded $250K grant to enhance gen-ed experience
07.06.2023 | Teagle in the News

NKU awarded $250K grant to enhance gen-ed experience

With support from Teagle, Northern Kentucky University is reimagining its approach to gen ed with a thematic, faculty-led curriculum.

7/6/2023 12:00:00 AM
NKU Awarded $250K Grant to Enhance Gen-Ed Experience for Students
07.05.2023 | Teagle in the News

NKU Awarded $250K Grant to Enhance Gen-Ed Experience for Students

Northern Kentucky University has been awarded a grant from Teagle to implement the STAR Program, a range of introductory writing courses that will prepare students to be "flexible thinkers" and "creative problem solvers."

7/5/2023 12:00:00 AM
Teagle Foundation/NEH grant awarded to Transylvania to enhance humanities curriculum
06.27.2023 | Teagle in the News

Teagle Foundation/NEH grant awarded to Transylvania to enhance humanities curriculum

Support from the Teagle Foundation is helping Transylvania students to grapple with complex questions, make meaningful connections on campus, and gain confidence in discussing transformative texts.

6/27/2023 12:00:00 AM
The Humanities Aren’t Hurting Everywhere
06.14.2023 | Teagle in the News

The Humanities Aren’t Hurting Everywhere

At Lehman College, home to a Teagle-funded transformational text program, enrollment in humanities majors has grown over the last decade.

6/14/2023 12:00:00 AM
Defining Liberal Education—and How to Advertise It
06.07.2023 | Teagle in the News

Defining Liberal Education—and How to Advertise It

Paul Stern dicussed Ursinus College's Common Intellectual Experience (CIE) course and core curriculum, developed with support from the Teagle Foundation, at a colloquium on liberal education.

6/7/2023 12:00:00 AM
Inside the fight to save American college from runaway careerism
06.04.2023 | Teagle in the News

Inside the fight to save American college from runaway careerism

Teagle grantee Ursinus College, known for its Common Intellectual Experience program, is cited as "an innovator in the renewal of the liberal arts."

6/4/2023 12:00:00 AM
The Meaning of Success
05.25.2023 | Teagle in the News

The Meaning of Success

More than 3,000 Austin Community College students have been impacted by the Teagle-supported Great Questions Seminar, a discussion-based study of transformative texts.

5/25/2023 12:00:00 AM
Thinking toward a thriving planet: Notes from the field
05.16.2023 | Teagle in the News

Thinking toward a thriving planet: Notes from the field

Colorado State University students engage with enduring questions in the context of a vulnerable planet through the seminar "Thinking Toward a Thriving Planet," which is part of the Teagle-supported Green and Gold Initative.

5/16/2023 12:00:00 AM
Da Vinci was a Double Major
05.15.2023 | Teagle in the News

Da Vinci was a Double Major

Roosevelt Montás, who serves on the advisory council for Cornerstone: Learning for Living, makes the case for weaving the humanities and math/sciences together in college. This approach is underway at Purdue University through the Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts program.

5/15/2023 12:00:00 AM
Shakespeare, Still Our Contemporary
05.12.2023 | Teagle in the News

Shakespeare, Still Our Contemporary

Steven Mintz offers Cornerstone programs at Purdue University and Austin Community College as promising examples of core curriculum with broader cultural literacy and a focus on classic texts' enduring questions.

5/12/2023 12:00:00 AM
Encouraging Conversations About Enduring Questions
05.02.2023 | Teagle in the News

Encouraging Conversations About Enduring Questions

A Cornerstone: Living for Learning program at Onandaga Community College offers a novel and promising approach to general education grounded in enduring questions.

5/2/2023 12:00:00 AM
A Renaissance from Below
04.10.2023 | Teagle in the News

A Renaissance from Below

Through impactful discussion-based courses like the Great Questions Seminar and other Cornerstone: Learning for Living programs, community colleges can help lead a humanistic revival in higher education.

4/10/2023 12:00:00 AM
Gen Ed: Its Past, Present and Possible Future
04.02.2023 | Teagle in the News

Gen Ed: Its Past, Present and Possible Future

Universities can create a common intellectual experience for students through general education programs like the Cornerstone: Learning for Living programs at Purdue University and Austin Community College.

4/2/2023 12:00:00 AM
Ted Hadzi-Antich, Austin Community College – Asking the Great Questions at Community Colleges
03.23.2023 | Teagle in the News

Ted Hadzi-Antich, Austin Community College – Asking the Great Questions at Community Colleges

Ted Hadzi-Antich, associate professor of government at Austin Community College, discusses The Great Questions, a faculty founded and lead approach to teaching and learning at the community college that centers the discussion-based study of transformative-texts and the Great Questions they raise in supportive and collaborative classrooms.

3/23/2023 12:00:00 AM
The Defenders of Liberal Education Are Destroying It
03.15.2023 | Teagle in the News

The Defenders of Liberal Education Are Destroying It

Roosevelt Montás, who serves on the Advisory Council of the Cornerstone: Learning for Living initiative, argues that American democracy cannot survive without engaged citizens who are equipped to participate in the country's ongoing conversation about freedom and equality.

3/15/2023 12:00:00 AM
Are the Humanities in Crisis?
03.08.2023 | Teagle in the News

Are the Humanities in Crisis?

Teagle Foundation president Andrew Delbanco appears on PBS to speak with Michel Martin about the importance of reversing the humanities decline.

3/8/2023 12:00:00 AM
IUP Big Ideas program presenting Roosevelt Montas, 'Rescuing Socrates' author
02.22.2023 | Teagle in the News

IUP Big Ideas program presenting Roosevelt Montas, 'Rescuing Socrates' author

Roosevelt Montás, who serves on the Advisory Council of the Cornerstone: Learning for Living initiative, will speak at a "Big Ideas" event at IUP about how great books transformed his life and why they have the power to speak to people of all backgrounds.

2/22/2023 12:00:00 AM
Teaching in an Age of 'Militant Apathy'
02.15.2023 | Teagle in the News

Teaching in an Age of 'Militant Apathy'

In the Cornerstone: Learning for Living programs at Purdue University and more than 25 other colleges, students read classic works that ask the big questions in life, find joy and beauty in poetry, and engage in small group classes taught by seasoned professors.

2/15/2023 12:00:00 AM
The Teagle Foundation Builds Diversity and Access in Liberal Arts
02.03.2023 | Teagle in the News

The Teagle Foundation Builds Diversity and Access in Liberal Arts

Under the leadership of Andrew Delbanco, the Teagle Foundation is working for greater diversity and greater access. Teagle programs support students and institutions asking humanistic questions about community, freedom, and purpose.

2/3/2023 12:00:00 AM
AI and the Future of Undergraduate Writing
12.13.2022 | Teagle in the News

AI and the Future of Undergraduate Writing

Purdue Professor Melinda Zook, a member of the Cornerstone: Learning for Living advisory board, says new technology like ChatGPT is much less of a threat when courses are small and built around frequent feedback and discussion focused on the value and purpose of the liberal arts.

12/13/2022 12:00:00 AM
Happiness class hooks students on more than a feeling
12.06.2022 | Teagle in the News

Happiness class hooks students on more than a feeling

Students at Colorado State University are taking a philosophy course on happiness as part of a Cornerstone: Learning for Living grant that allows CSU students to explore important questions centered around humanistic concerns.

12/6/2022 12:00:00 AM
RIT’s College of Liberal Arts receives grant to enhance philosophy and communication offerings
11.09.2022 | Teagle in the News

RIT’s College of Liberal Arts receives grant to enhance philosophy and communication offerings

A Cornerstone: Learning for Living implementation grant to Rochester Institute of Technology will satisfy students’ career-related needs while also equipping them to be civically engaged, empathically attentive thinkers.

11/9/2022 12:00:00 AM
Entrevista sobre la subvención
11.08.2022 | Teagle in the News

Entrevista sobre la subvención "Cornerstone" de la Teagle Foundation

Check out this interview with Project Directors at the University of Puerto Rico who are using a Cornerstone: Learning for Living grant to create a common intellectual experience around shared texts.

11/8/2022 12:00:00 AM
Catawba College brings writer, director, producer of Reggie: A Millennial Depression Comedy to campu
11.08.2022 | Teagle in the News

Catawba College brings writer, director, producer of Reggie: A Millennial Depression Comedy to campu

Students in Catawba’s The Pursuit program, funded by a Cornerstone: Learning for Living planning grant, discuss the hero's journey with writer, director, and producer Jacques Belliveau.

11/8/2022 12:00:00 AM
Campus Buy-In and Building Consensus for Change
10.27.2022 | Teagle in the News

Campus Buy-In and Building Consensus for Change

This Cornerstone: Learning for Living workshop explores strategies for building student interest in, and administrative support for, efforts to re-center the humanities in general education.

10/27/2022 12:00:00 AM
Excellence in Undergraduate Education Must Include Equity, Says Influential Group
10.19.2022 | Teagle in the News

Excellence in Undergraduate Education Must Include Equity, Says Influential Group

The 2030 Boyer Commission defines excellence in terms of equity, highlighting the Cornerstone: Learning for Living program at Purdue University as a blueprint for others to emulate because all undergraduates receive an education that blends career preparation, the humanities, and a strong foundation of general education.

10/19/2022 12:00:00 AM
Open Questions with Andrew Delbanco
09.29.2022 | Teagle in the News

Open Questions with Andrew Delbanco

In this interview with National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Chair Shelly C. Lowe (Navajo), Teagle President Andrew Delbanco talks about liberal arts education, Herman Melville, slavery in American history, and his plans for the Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, which he will deliver on October 19, 2022.

9/29/2022 12:00:00 AM
The HELIOS Program at UW-Platteville
09.14.2022 | Teagle in the News

The HELIOS Program at UW-Platteville

The Cornerstone: Learning for Living project directors at UW-Platteville talk with their Provost about the HELIOS program, a common intellectual experience through a gateway course anchored in core texts and a more coherent experience of general education through a certificate in integrated liberal arts.

9/14/2022 12:00:00 AM
Innovating at Scale
08.18.2022 | Teagle in the News

Innovating at Scale

Funded by the Cornerstone: Learning for Living initiative, the Great Questions program at Austin Community College is a much needed step towards ensuring that all students receive a genuinely democratic education.

8/18/2022 12:00:00 AM
IUP to receive $200,000 for “Big Idea” Program
08.17.2022 | Teagle in the News

IUP to receive $200,000 for “Big Idea” Program

The “Big Ideas: Transformative Culture and the Professions” program at IUP will integrate and embed the liberal arts into student career preparation.

8/17/2022 12:00:00 AM
NKU awarded grant to revitalize the humanities in gen ed
08.11.2022 | Teagle in the News

NKU awarded grant to revitalize the humanities in gen ed

A Cornerstone: Learning for Living grant to Northern Kentucky University will energize the humanities in general education through transformative texts. 

8/11/2022 12:00:00 AM
Teagle/NEH grant provides support to innovate in the undergraduate core curriculum
08.10.2022 | Teagle in the News

Teagle/NEH grant provides support to innovate in the undergraduate core curriculum

Funded by Cornerstone: Learning for Living, the Green and Gold Initiative at CSU is a cohort-based program centered on transformative texts that encourages interdisciplinary thinking about humanity’s most enduring and pressing questions.

8/10/2022 12:00:00 AM
NSU Receives Grant from The Teagle Foundation and NEH
08.02.2022 | Teagle in the News

NSU Receives Grant from The Teagle Foundation and NEH

Through a Teagle grant, Norfolk State University is creating a common intellectual experience through anchor texts, which will reach 25 percent of the incoming class, and launching a certificate in African American Studies.

8/2/2022 12:00:00 AM
Northern Kentucky University first in state to receive national planning grant for general education
07.23.2022 | Teagle in the News

Northern Kentucky University first in state to receive national planning grant for general education

North Kentucky University is the first in the state to receive a national planning grant for general education. The program, Becoming a STAR, is a faculty-led initiative to energize the humanities and demonstrate their relevance to all undergraduates.

7/23/2022 12:00:00 AM
Penn State Berks faculty receive grant to weave humanities into STEM majors
07.22.2022 | Teagle in the News

Penn State Berks faculty receive grant to weave humanities into STEM majors

With a Cornerstone: Learning for Living grant, Penn State Berks will implement the Keystone Certificate on six other campuses, allowing students to engage with transformative texts and meet general education requirements. 

7/22/2022 12:00:00 AM
Penn State Berks faculty receive grant to weave humanities into STEM majors
07.20.2022 | Teagle in the News

Penn State Berks faculty receive grant to weave humanities into STEM majors

With a Cornerstone: Learning for Living grant, Penn State Berks will implement the Keystone Certificate on six other campuses, allowing students to engage with transformative texts and meet general education requirements. 

7/20/2022 12:00:00 AM
Catawba awarded $25,000 grant supporting pursuit scholarship
07.14.2022 | Teagle in the News

Catawba awarded $25,000 grant supporting pursuit scholarship

A Cornerstone: Learning for Living planning grant to Catawba College will support The Pursuit, which introduces Catawba students to the humanities through transformative texts and encourages engagement with big questions about happiness and purpose. 

7/14/2022 12:00:00 AM
Catawba College receives $25,000 grant supporting The Pursuit
07.12.2022 | Teagle in the News

Catawba College receives $25,000 grant supporting The Pursuit

Catawba College received a $25,000 Cornerstone: Learning for Living planning grant to support The Pursuit, which introduces Catawba students to the humanities through transformative texts.

7/12/2022 12:00:00 AM
New humanities certificate offers themed pathways for students
07.11.2022 | Teagle in the News

New humanities certificate offers themed pathways for students

With support from the Teagle Foundation, U-M Flint is debuting an innovative Certifiacate in Humanistic Inquiry in the Liberal Arts & Sciences that will serve as a pathway for students to complete a portion of their general education program.

7/11/2022 12:00:00 AM
Do the Great Books Hold the Keys to Success?
05.01.2022 | Teagle in the News

Do the Great Books Hold the Keys to Success?

An interview with Roosevelt Montás, author of Rescuing Socrates, on why liberal education is more important than ever. Montás is a Cornerstone: Learning for Living Advisory Council member and the Director of Freedom & Citizenship, Columbia University's Knowledge for Freedom Program.

5/1/2022 12:00:00 AM
Why the Great Books Still Matter
04.12.2022 | Teagle in the News

Why the Great Books Still Matter

Roosevelt Montás, Cornerstone: Learning for Living Advisory Council member and Director of Freedom & Citizenship, Columbia University's Knowledge for Freedom Program, makes the case for the liberal arts.

4/12/2022 12:00:00 AM
Enough With the Culture Wars
03.30.2022 | Teagle in the News

Enough With the Culture Wars

Supported by a Teagle Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities Cornerstone: Learning for Living grant, Stanford's Civic, Liberal and Global Education program (COLLEGE for short) creates a shared intellectual experience for first-year students. COLLEGE is designed to engage all entering students, whose interests range widely across disciplines, by confronting them with existential questions about education and democracy.

3/30/2022 12:00:00 AM
Oh, the humanities: Can these colleges help save tradition in higher education?
03.04.2022 | Teagle in the News

Oh, the humanities: Can these colleges help save tradition in higher education?

The Cornerstone: Living for Learning initiative, which makes a rigorous liberal education accessible to every student, is flourishing at Purdue University, American University, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Stanford University, and SUNY Onondaga Community College.

3/4/2022 12:00:00 AM
How America’s broken undergraduate education system can be fixed
03.03.2022 | Teagle in the News

How America’s broken undergraduate education system can be fixed

Roosevelt Montás, Cornerstone: Learning for Living Advisory Council member and Director of Freedom & Citizenship, Columbia University's Knowledge for Freedom Program, is quoted in a piece about how student learning needs to be reimagined.

3/3/2022 12:00:00 AM
How Humanities Play a Vital Role for Community College Students
03.01.2022 | Teagle in the News

How Humanities Play a Vital Role for Community College Students

A profile of the impact and importance of the "Great Questions" course at Austin Community College. It’s a humanities-based, student-centered discussion class, where classic texts are connected with the students' modern lives.

3/1/2022 12:00:00 AM
In 1961, MLK taught a college class. Its syllabus might be contentious today
02.26.2022 | Teagle in the News

In 1961, MLK taught a college class. Its syllabus might be contentious today

Roosevelt Montás, Cornerstone: Learning for Living Advisory Council member and Director of Freedom & Citizenship, Columbia University's Knowledge for Freedom Program, discusses the "Social Philosophy I" course that Martin Luther King Jr. taught at Morehouse College in 1961.

2/26/2022 12:00:00 AM
Brian Rosenberg on How the Humanities End—and Might Be Saved with Brendan Boyle
02.21.2022 | Teagle's Partner Thoughts

Brian Rosenberg on How the Humanities End—and Might Be Saved with Brendan Boyle

Brian Rosenberg, who serves on Teagle's board, talks about the value of the humanities in American higher education, especially for historically underserved students. He highlights Teagle's Cornerstone: Living for Learning and Knowledge for Freedom initiatives.

2/21/2022 12:00:00 AM
The Odyssey of Roosevelt Montás
02.20.2022 | Teagle in the News

The Odyssey of Roosevelt Montás

This review of Rescuing Socrates by Roosevelt Montás calls it a valuable and thoughtful book that makes a contribution to the ongoing debate over the past, present, and future of liberal-arts education in the United States. Montás is a Cornerstone: Learning for Living Advisory Council member and Director of Freedom & Citizenship, Columbia University's Knowledge for Freedom Program.

2/20/2022 12:00:00 AM
Core curriculum: A case for the influence of four key thinkers
02.18.2022 | Teagle in the News

Core curriculum: A case for the influence of four key thinkers

This review of Rescuing Socrates by Roosevelt Montás calls it refreshing and nuanced, heartfelt and humane. Montás is a Cornerstone: Learning for Living Advisory Council member and Director of Freedom & Citizenship, Columbia University's Knowledge for Freedom Program.

2/18/2022 12:00:00 AM
An Ode to The Core Curriculum
02.18.2022 | Teagle in the News

An Ode to The Core Curriculum

Roosevelt Montás, Cornerstone: Learning for Living Advisory Council member and Director of Freedom & Citizenship, Columbia University's Knowledge for Freedom Program, argues in favor of teaching the classics to everyone—especially marginalized students—and talks about how the "Great Books" influenced his life.

2/18/2022 12:00:00 AM
Great books are still great
01.21.2022 | Teagle in the News

Great books are still great

Roosevelt Montás, Cornerstone: Learning for Living Advisory Council member and Director of Freedom & Citizenship, Columbia University's Knowledge for Freedom Program, writes that he did not need to be rich, privileged, or cultured to find something in great literature that spoke to the deepest sense of his own being. Since 2009, he has been introducing low-income high school students to intellectual traditions inspired by Socrates. Old classics still have the power to move and transform young people.

1/21/2022 12:00:00 AM
Great Books, Graduate Students, and the Value of Fun in Higher Education
01.20.2022 | Teagle in the News

Great Books, Graduate Students, and the Value of Fun in Higher Education

Leonard Cassuto joins in the generalist-versus-specialist debate inspired by Rescuing Socrates, a new book by Roosevelt Montás, Cornerstone: Learning for Living Advisory Council member and Director of Freedom & Citizenship, Columbia University's Knowledge for Freedom Program.

1/20/2022 12:00:00 AM
General Education and the Humanities
01.14.2022 | Staff Writings

General Education and the Humanities

Teagle Program Director Loni Bordoloi Pazich and Senior Program Officer Annie W. Bezbatchenko highlight four of the more than thirty institutions that are drawing on their institutional strengths and priorities to embed the humanities in general education as part of the Cornerstone: Living for Learning grant program. 

1/14/2022 12:00:00 AM
This Is the Way the Humanities End
01.07.2022 | Teagle's Partner Thoughts

This Is the Way the Humanities End

Brian Rosenberg, who serves on the board of the Teagle Foundation, speaks to Roosevelt Montás's approach to the humanities, which moves away from hyper-specialization and toward a meaningful encounter with a new generation of students.

1/7/2022 12:00:00 AM
Teach public school kids the classic books
01.04.2022 | Teagle in the News

Teach public school kids the classic books

Roosevelt Montás, Cornerstone: Learning for Living Advisory Council member and Director of Freedom & Citizenship, Columbia University's Knowledge for Freedom Program, argues that low-income students deserve the same opportunities to read the classics.

1/4/2022 12:00:00 AM
Can the Humanities Truly Transform Undergraduates’ Lives?
01.03.2022 | Teagle in the News

Can the Humanities Truly Transform Undergraduates’ Lives?

Steven Mintz summarizes and responds to Louis Menard's review of Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation by Roosevelt Montás, Cornerstone: Learning for Living Advisory Council member and Director of Freedom & Citizenship, Columbia University's Knowledge for Freedom Program.

1/3/2022 12:00:00 AM
Rescuing Great Books from the Elites
01.03.2022 | Teagle in the News

Rescuing Great Books from the Elites

Read (or listen) to an interview with Roosevelt Montás, Cornerstone: Learning for Living Advisory Council member and Director of Freedom & Citizenship, Columbia University's Knowledge for Freedom Program about his life and his book Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation.

1/3/2022 12:00:00 AM
Roosevelt Montás on the Virtues of a Liberal Education
01.03.2022 | Teagle in the News

Roosevelt Montás on the Virtues of a Liberal Education

An interview with Roosevelt Montás about liberal education and his critically acclaimed book, Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation. Montás is a Cornerstone: Learning for Living Advisory Council member and Director of Freedom & Citizenship, Columbia University's Knowledge for Freedom Program.

1/3/2022 12:00:00 AM
Opinion: In an acrimonious time, some welcome fresh attention to Socrates and civilized arguing
12.31.2021 | Teagle in the News

Opinion: In an acrimonious time, some welcome fresh attention to Socrates and civilized arguing

Columnist George Will favorably reviews Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation by Roosevelt Montás, Cornerstone: Learning for Living Advisory Council member and Director of Freedom & Citizenship, Columbia University's Knowledge for Freedom Program.
 

12/31/2021 12:00:00 AM
12.17.2021 | Teagle in the News

Yes, the Great Books Make Us Better People

In The New York Times, John McWhorter favorably reviews Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation by Roosevelt Montás, Cornerstone: Learning for Living Advisory Council member and Director of Freedom & Citizenship, Columbia University's Knowledge for Freedom Program. 

12/17/2021 12:00:00 AM
Do Great Books still matter? For Roosevelt Montás, they are essential.
12.15.2021 | Teagle in the News

Do Great Books still matter? For Roosevelt Montás, they are essential.

Read more about Roosevelt Montás, Cornerstone: Learning for Living Advisory Council member and Director of Freedom & Citizenship, Columbia University's Knowledge for Freedom Program, and his defense of a great books curriculum in his new book, Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation.

12/15/2021 12:00:00 AM
Ep. 40 Roosevelt Montás,
12.14.2021 | Teagle in the News

Ep. 40 Roosevelt Montás, "Rescuing Socrates"

Roosevelt Montás, Cornerstone: Learning for Living Advisory Council member and Director of Freedom & Citizenship, Columbia University's Knowledge for Freedom Program, joins the Booknotes+ podcast from C-Span to discuss his latest book, Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation.

12/14/2021 12:00:00 AM
The Left Should Defend Classical Education
12.06.2021 | Teagle in the News

The Left Should Defend Classical Education

This review of Rescuing Socrates by Roosevelt Montás, Cornerstone: Learning for Living Advisory Council member argues that a great books education should be available to working-class people.

12/6/2021 12:00:00 AM
Why the Core Matters for a New Generation
11.16.2021 | Teagle in the News

Why the Core Matters for a New Generation

Roosevelt Montás on how if done right, required classes bring campuses together and are a boon to the humanities.

11/16/2021 12:00:00 AM
‘Rescuing Socrates’ Review: Great Books, Greatly Missed
11.07.2021 | Teagle in the News

‘Rescuing Socrates’ Review: Great Books, Greatly Missed

A review of Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation by Roosevelt Montás, Cornerstone: Learning for Living Advisory Council member and Director of Freedom & Citizenship, Columbia University's Knowledge for Freedom Program.

11/7/2021 12:00:00 AM
'Cornerstone: Learning for Living' Grant Awarded to the SLU University Core
10.27.2021 | Teagle in the News

'Cornerstone: Learning for Living' Grant Awarded to the SLU University Core

Saint Louis University will build pathways to the humanities in new University Core with Teagle funding.

10/27/2021 12:00:00 AM
Revitalizing the Humanities with General Education
10.18.2021 | Staff Writings

Revitalizing the Humanities with General Education

Teagle President Andrew Delbanco and Program Director Loni Bordoloi Pazich on recent successes of Cornerstone: Learning for Living programs.

10/18/2021 12:00:00 AM
Stanford’s new Civic, Liberal and Global education program awarded an implementation grant
09.30.2021 | Teagle in the News

Stanford’s new Civic, Liberal and Global education program awarded an implementation grant

As part of the Cornerstone: Living for Learning initiative, The Teagle Foundation and The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded $250,000 to Stanford University to implement their Civic, Liberal and Global Education first-year requirement, otherwise known as COLLEGE.

9/30/2021 12:00:00 AM
Why a Liberal Education is Worth Defending
09.20.2021 | Teagle's Partner Thoughts

Why a Liberal Education is Worth Defending

Steven Mintz, Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin reviews Roosevelt Montás' forthcoming book, Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation.

9/20/2021 12:00:00 AM
‘Work with hope’ – a poet and classics scholar on facing the flood of bad news
09.02.2021 | Teagle in the News

‘Work with hope’ – a poet and classics scholar on facing the flood of bad news

Rachel Hadas, Cornerstone: Living for Learning advisory council member, reflects on the Covid-19 pandemic. To find solace in the endurance and adaptability of human beings, she draws on the wisdom of Homer, Hesiod, Emily Dickinson, Jane Goodall, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Henry David Thoreau, and even Teagle President Andrew Delbanco.

9/2/2021 12:00:00 AM
What Should Students Learn?
08.15.2021 | Teagle in the News

What Should Students Learn?

Roosevelt Montás, senior lecturer in American Studies at Columbia University and Rene Plessner Lecturer for its Freedom and Citizenship program and member of the advisory council for Cornerstone: Learning for Living, argues that the humanities can be reinvigorated through general education and transformative texts.

8/15/2021 12:00:00 AM
Classic Books or Diverse Books? That’s a False Binary
07.19.2021 | Teagle in the News

Classic Books or Diverse Books? That’s a False Binary

Roosevelt Montás, longtime instructor in Columbia's Knowledge for Freedom program and member of the advisory council for Cornerstone: Learning for Living, on core texts' importance for students of all backgrounds.

7/19/2021 12:00:00 AM
Great Questions Seminars changing the way we learn at ACC
06.28.2021 | Teagle in the News

Great Questions Seminars changing the way we learn at ACC

Funded by a $260,000 Cornerstone: Living for Learning implementation grant, Austin Community College runs a Great Questions Seminar program, the only college readiness course of its kind in the nation at a community college.

6/28/2021 12:00:00 AM
Faculty work to revitalize humanities at Berks
06.23.2021 | Teagle in the News

Faculty work to revitalize humanities at Berks

Two Penn State Berks professors were awarded a Cornerstone: Living for Learning initiative planning grant to lay the groundwork for the Keystone Certificate, which will introduce nonhumanities majors to the humanities.

6/23/2021 12:00:00 AM
Teagle Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities Award Bard College $50,000
06.02.2021 | Teagle in the News

Teagle Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities Award Bard College $50,000

The Teagle Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded Bard College a $50,000 Cornerstone: Learning for Living initiative grant to develop a new core cluster of second-year Common Courses.

6/2/2021 12:00:00 AM
Grant: Great Works Academic Certificate Program
05.24.2021 | Teagle in the News

Grant: Great Works Academic Certificate Program

A Cornerstone: Living for Learning initiative grant will make core texts in the humanities more widely read by UNLV students.

5/24/2021 12:00:00 AM
Why Core Texts Matter to Community College Students
05.03.2021 | Teagle's Partner Thoughts

Why Core Texts Matter to Community College Students

Andrea Fabrizio and Gregory Marks, directors of the Teagle-funded Core Books at CUNY program explain how core texts are integral to community college students' education.

5/3/2021 12:00:00 AM
The Class Every Pre-med Should Take
03.15.2021 | Teagle in the News

The Class Every Pre-med Should Take

A Johns Hopkins student reflects on the value of studying literature as a STEM student in a course established through the University's Cornerstone: Learning for Living first year seminar program.

3/15/2021 12:00:00 AM
Foundation Chief Andrew Delbanco Wants All Students to Wrestle With Great Books
12.18.2020 | Teagle in the News

Foundation Chief Andrew Delbanco Wants All Students to Wrestle With Great Books

The Wall Street Journal profiles Teagle President Andrew Delbanco on why all students should have access to the humanities and his work with the Foundation to make this vision a reality.

12/18/2020 12:00:00 AM
Can We Pull Colleges Back to Wisdom?
11.20.2020 | Teagle in the News

Can We Pull Colleges Back to Wisdom?

University of Dallas President Thomas S. Hibbs cites Cornerstone as a model for college curriculum for knowledge and civic engagement.
 

11/20/2020 12:00:00 AM
Humanities for Everyone: A Plan
11.10.2020 | Teagle in the News

Humanities for Everyone: A Plan

Teagle Foundation President Andrew Delbanco and National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman Jon Parrish Peede discuss Cornerstone: Learning for Living, the Foundation’s partnership with the NEH to reinvigorate the role of the humanities in general education.

11/10/2020 12:00:00 AM
National Humanities Alliance Webinar
10.05.2020 | Teagle in the News

National Humanities Alliance Webinar

In a webinar sponsored by the National Humanities Alliance, Paula Krebs, executive director of the Modern Language Association, speaks to the Cornerstone model (minute 46:00). 

10/5/2020 12:00:00 AM
Needed: A New Rehearsal Space for Democracy
09.30.2020 | Teagle in the News

Needed: A New Rehearsal Space for Democracy

Teagle President Andrew Delbanco and National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman Jon Parrish Peede describe how the Cornerstone model reimagines general education.

9/30/2020 12:00:00 AM
NEH, Teagle Foundation Launch $7 Million Humanities Initiative
09.26.2020 | Teagle in the News

NEH, Teagle Foundation Launch $7 Million Humanities Initiative

Philanthropy News Digest covered the news about the joint partnership between the Teagle Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities launched in fall 2020 to revitalize the role of the humanities in general education.

9/26/2020 12:00:00 AM
Grants Aim to
09.24.2020 | Teagle in the News

Grants Aim to "Reinvigorate the Humanities" by Connecting Them to Career Goals

Mike Scutari of Inside Philanthropy interviews Teagle Foundation president Andrew Delbanco on the urgent need for the Cornerstone:Learning for Living initiative.

9/24/2020 12:00:00 AM
Cornerstone: Learning for Living featured in Teaching Newsletter
09.24.2020 | Teagle in the News

Cornerstone: Learning for Living featured in Teaching Newsletter

The Chronicle of Higher Education featured the Cornerstone: Learning for Living grant program in its Teaching Newsletter. 

9/24/2020 12:00:00 AM
IUP Professor Named Grant Recipient
08.28.2020 | Teagle in the News

IUP Professor Named Grant Recipient

The Indiana Gazette reports that Indiana University of Pennsylvania is laying the groundwork for the "Big Ideas: The Humanities and the Professions" program, a certificate in the humanities designed especially for pre-professional and STEM students. The Teagle Foundation made a grant to support this work in 2020. 

8/28/2020 12:00:00 AM
The General Education Curriculum We Need
06.23.2020 | Teagle in the News

The General Education Curriculum We Need

Steven Mintz highlights the Teagle-funded Cornerstone program at Purdue University as an example of what a holistic general eduction program can achieve.

6/23/2020 12:00:00 AM
06.04.2020 | Teagle in the News

The End of College as We Knew It?

In this article New York Times opinion columnist Frank Bruni discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has put liberal arts education, particularly the humanities, in jeopardy. Teagle Foundation president Andrew Delbanco and board member Brian Rosenberg are quoted on how the pandemic is not only a health and safety crisis, but also a values crisis, and a liberal arts education provides the necessary grounding to navigate these multi-pronged threats. Bruni highlights the Teagle-funded Cornerstone program at Purdue University as an example of what more colleges need to be doing to prepare as many “broadly educated, deeply reflective citizens and leaders as possible.” He also mentions Teagle grantees LaGuardia Community College and Ursinus College in his column as additional examples of how colleges across the country are recommitting to the liberal arts as part of their response to the pandemic.

6/4/2020 12:00:00 AM
The Pandemic’s Most Powerful Writer Is a Surgeon
04.01.2020 | Teagle in the News

The Pandemic’s Most Powerful Writer Is a Surgeon

Teagle Foundation president Andrew Delbanco was quoted again in the Wall Street Journal about writings during the pandemic by Dr. Craig Smith, the renowned chief of surgery at Columbia University.

4/1/2020 12:00:00 AM
Giant Leaps for the Liberal Arts at Purdue
12.09.2019 | Teagle in the News

Giant Leaps for the Liberal Arts at Purdue

This article in Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning by Teagle grantee Melinda Zook highlights how the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University took bold measures to reverse the tide of dramatic enrollment declines with the Cornerstone program. 

12/9/2019 12:00:00 AM
A Modern Great Books Solution to the Humanities’ Enrollment Woes
11.10.2019 | Teagle in the News

A Modern Great Books Solution to the Humanities’ Enrollment Woes

This article from The Chronicle of Higher Education showcases the background, results, and future of Purdue University's Cornerstone program.

11/10/2019 12:00:00 AM
Can You Get Students Interested in the Humanities Again? These Colleges May Have It Figured Out
11.04.2019 | Teagle in the News

Can You Get Students Interested in the Humanities Again? These Colleges May Have It Figured Out

This article highlights how Purdue's Cornerstone program has helped revive liberal arts enrollment at a STEM-oriented university. 

11/4/2019 12:00:00 AM
The Future of Gen Ed
04.18.2019 | Teagle in the News

The Future of Gen Ed

A recent conference organized by Inside Higher Ed featured Teagle grantees Melinda Zook of Purdue University and Richard Detweiler of Great Lakes Colleges Association as speakers. Zook described the Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts, a 15-credit certificate designed to provide pre-professional students a coherent sequence of liberal arts courses aligned with their majors and interests. Detweiler presented findings from a study on the long-term impact of liberal arts education in the decades following college graduation.

4/18/2019 12:00:00 AM