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THE RESPONSES


QUESTION: No More Arts? Should the Arts (the practice of music, drama, painting etc.) continue to be a part of the academic institution?

Responses are listed in chronological order;
most recent responses appear first.




Sarah Jencks, Program Administrator, Working Playground, Inc.
Date submitted: 2/3/99
"How can we begin to imagine a vital and forward-moving professional world without the arts?..."



Keith D. Leonard, graduate student, English, Stanford University
Date submitted: 8/31/98
"If we can clarify the university's educational mission, and make plain the relationship between education for the soul and education for professional development, then we can manage to save the humanities..."



Constantine Grapsas, BA (Hons.) Architecture, University of Greenwich
Date submitted: 7/8/98
"The previous message gives me the opportunity to refer in the historical routes of art and disagree in a certain point: The arts were not always serving something outside of it..."



William Louis Jefferson, Graduate Student of English, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Date submitted: 6/5/98
"All things considered, the Arts (such as music, drama, painting, etc.) are the embodiment of a western (Faustian) civilization in the Spenglarian sense of the word..."



Constantine Grapsas, Student of Architecture, University of Greenwich
Date submitted: 5/21/98
Arts were born and exist based and focused on the human (non material) side of one's existence. Arts aim to our souls..."



Daniel Connolly, Instructor, West Shore Community College
Date submitted: 5/18/98
"The problem, it seems, is that the question presupposes conditions that are antithetical (at least on the surface) to the mission of the arts in the modern world..."



Paul Henrickson, Professor (retired)
Date submitted: 5/17/98
"Academia has played a truly vital and highly significant role in the modern "renaissance" of creative production (in art & science)..."



Greg P. Stone, CFO, Flo-Products Company
Date submitted: 5/2/98
"Removing art from academic institutions is analogous to removing research and development from Xerox or Mary from the Catholic church..."



David Smiddy, Artist, 1000Billion Media
Date submitted: 3/16/98
"The skilled, competitive, and highly valued worker will possess multiple interpersonal interfaces allowing her to interact with a variety of information sources, cultures, neural networks and access a wide array of cognitive functions...."



Hugh Bone
Date submitted: 3/4/98
"Words are one of many "languages" ..."



Claudia Hill, Art and Architecture Cataloger, Columbia University
Date submitted: 2/23/98
"Doomsaying or glorification of the arts is not forward thinking..."



Felix Reichling, applicant to Stanford University
Date submitted: 2/18/98
"The arts have ever been a significant part of human life..."




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