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Abraham Unger: A Conservatory Model for Liberal Arts

July 12, 2021

Professor Abraham Unger has a unique vision for liberal arts education. Long before before spending a decade as Director of Urban Programs at Wagner College in New York, he was an undergraduate student concentrating on classical guitar at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music. In this episode of Higher Ed Now, he sits down with ACTA’s president Michael Poliakoff and producer Doug Sprei to reflect on the precarious condition of colleges and universities today, and to explore the concept he is shaping for liberal arts education based on the conservatory model he experienced as an undergraduate.

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