Dean Haddad Speaks with BDN About Importance of Studying Humanities

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Emily Haddad, the new dean of the University of Maine’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, about the importance of studying the humanities and making the most of a liberal arts degree. “Studying something because you think it’s a good idea, but you don’t like it, is probably counterproductive,” she said. “I think it’s essential that students choose to study a field to which they feel some genuine interest.” Haddad, who came to UMaine in July after working as associate dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of South Dakota, said she has encouraged past students to study what they’re passionate about, but pick a minor or second major that gives them another skill. The Sun Journal also carried the BDN report.