A Georgia O’Keeffe Painting and the Battle for the Soul of a Liberal Arts College

I wrote a story for the New Republic about the controversy at my alma mater, Valparaiso University. Administrators intend on selling three of the artistic treasures from its on campus art museum, including a painting by American icon, Georgia O’Keeffe, to fund a dormitory renovation. Trashing O’Keeffe is emblematic of the broader demolition of the liberal arts throughout education in the United States. However, students and faculty are leading an aggressive and intelligent resistance.

Read at the New Republic.