'Report Card' on the Humanities Finds Light Amid the Gloom

More undergraduates majored in the humanities in 2011 than did so a decade ago, but federal support for research in those disciplines accounted for less than one-half of 1 percent of the money given to colleges for science and engineering.

Those two data points appear in a new "report card" on the humanities that was released on Tuesday by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in an effort to keep the