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New Straits Times about the liberal arts quotes Yang Jerng Hwa '05

In the New Straits Times of Malasia, a Sept. 1, 2009, story about liberal arts colleges quotes Yang Jerng Hwa ’05, a philosophy major who dabbled in bartending and self-study upon returning to Malaysia. “For Hwa, who is currently an Internet consultant, the biggest appeal of a liberal arts education is the less restrictive academic syllabi. Apart from philosophy, he studied ethnomusicology, the African diaspora, organic chemistry and computer science.” Haw told the paper that Bates has “a good infrastructure and facilities, an in-depth curriculum and resources to study anything you want.”



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