UT Regents demand more liberal arts courses for UTEP!
This Week in Liberal Arts History … 1916 … Rabbi Maurice Faber, a member of the UT Board of Regents, pays an inspection visit to UTEP, then known as the State School of Mines and Metallurgy. “[W]hile the technical curriculum compares very favorably with those of such schools elsewhere,” he wrote, “I believe there is a deplorable deficiency which should be remedied as soon as it possibly can be done. I refer to the cultural subjects. ... I would suggest that, at least, a strong course in English be added to the present curriculum. The need of it is so obvious and selfevident [sic], that it is unnecessary to say anything more about it.” The regents would respond by adding English and history courses. Source: UT President’s Papers.
During the 2017-2018 academic year, UTEP celebrates the 50th anniversary of the College of Liberal Arts. Tune in each week to learn something new about the history of liberal arts and more during our yearlong celebration. See you next week!