John Coleman, who was a political science professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before taking his post as CLA’s dean, says political and campaign spending receive widespread disdain but play an important role in elections. “Hardly anyone says that they like campaign spending,” Coleman said. “It’s just one of those things that they like to dislike.”
At a time when some in the country doubt the value of a liberal arts education, a new dean at the University of Minnesota is determined to keep it relevant. In a draft of a plan he released this week, John Coleman says the college will give students more career preparation, alumni support and research opportunities to thrive in the labor force.
Political science student Abeer Syedah authored a proposal that faculty provide a warning to students in class and on the syllabus about material that could trigger traumatic reactions. Gender, women, and sexuality studies graduate student Angela Carter comments.
In a speech at the U Wednesday night, CLA Dean John Coleman described a new "road map" for the College of Liberal Arts that will be unveiled this week, emphasizing the practical side of a liberal arts education.