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August 20, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Round-up: Cartoon characters defend liberal arts on Twitter

Higher-ed council uses Twitter to defend liberal arts (The Chronicle of Higher Education): The Council of Independent Colleges has created two cartoon characters — Libby and Art — to defend the liberal arts under the handle @smartcolleges. The main purpose of the effort is to respond to negative publicity about the value of liberal-arts degrees, the council said.

Kids’ drawings could signal future thinking skills (KUOW): A study published in the journal Psychological Science has found kids’ self portraits might say a lot about their future thinking skills. Children who added more body parts when asked to draw a picture of a person tended to score better on intelligence tests at age 14.

University of Maryland to offer athletes lifetime scholarships (The Washington Post): The program, called the “Maryland Way Guarantee,” provides financial aid for college athletes who exhaust their eligibility before graduating.

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