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Poets, Painters, and Portfolio Managers

Samuelson is joining Shakespeare and Schubert at liberal arts schools, but not without some concerns from faculty

David Landau came to Bard College intending to spend his undergraduate years sharpening his creative writing skills and immersing himself in the works of authors such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Jack Kerouac.

His plans changed when he learned last fall that the school planned to create a new economics and finance dual-degree undergraduate program. The five-year program would allow him to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in literature and writing, while simultaneously obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and finance.