Selected New Books on Higher Education

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Art Schooled: A Year Among Prodigies, Rebels, and Visionaries at a World-Class Art College, by Larry Witham (University Press of New England; 330 pages; $27.95). Draws on the author's observations and interviews over the course of an academic year at the Maryland Institute College of Art, in Baltimore.

Education and Its Discontents: Teaching, the Humanities, and the Importance of a Liberal Education in the Age of Mass Information, by Mark Moss