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In Boston, a Revolutionary Experience

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Science  27 Sep 1996:
Vol. 273, Issue 5283, pp. 1794
DOI: 10.1126/science.273.5283.1794


Boston—Science policy-makers in Washington have been urging professors to focus more on science literacy for the vast majority of students who won't themselves become researchers. A new program at Northeastern University in Boston does just that by integrating science and the humanities. Geology professors are working on their students' writing skills, while music professors incorporate the physics of sound in their classes.