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Does College Have a Future After All?

In a book review of Fareed Zakaria’s new book, In Defense of a Liberal Education, Wesleyan University President Michael S. Roth notes that, “Fareed Zakaria offers a compact, effective essay on the importance of a broad, contextual education. Cheerfully out of step with the strident critics of higher ed, In Defense of a Liberal Education (WW Norton) is a reminder that American colleges and universities are a powerful resource that has allowed so many young people to learn about themselves and their ability to have a positive impact on the world. Although he is well aware of the pressures on advanced study in this time of economic anxiety, Zakaria has confidence that the resources for addressing contemporary challenges lie within the very traditions being criticized.”

Tue, 05/19/2015

In These Times

Mon, 05/18/2015

Forbes

Mon, 05/11/2015

The Hindu, Chennai (Madras) India

Mon, 05/11/2015

eMissourian (Washington, MO)

Sun, 05/10/2015

W. Robert Connor Blog

Sat, 05/09/2015

Columbus Dispatch (Columbus, OH)

Fri, 05/08/2015

Daily Pilot (Fountain Valley, CA)

Wed, 05/06/2015

PayScale Career News Blog

Wed, 05/06/2015

SignPosts for Liberal Education Blog

Wed, 05/06/2015

HuffPost What's Working: Small Businesses

Tue, 05/05/2015

HuffPost College

Mon, 05/04/2015

The Washington Post's Grade Point Blog

Sat, 05/02/2015

The Metropolitain Newspaper, Quebec, Canada

Fri, 05/01/2015

HuffPost Education

Mon, 04/27/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Sat, 04/25/2015

HuffPost Education

Thu, 04/23/2015

The Weekly Wonk @ New America Foundation

Wed, 04/22/2015

SignPosts for Liberal Education Blog

Sat, 04/18/2015

Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT)

Thu, 04/16/2015

The New York Times

Wed, 04/15/2015

Catholic Education Daily

Wed, 04/15/2015

New & Noteworthy - Items of Interest in Higher, Liberal, & Classical Education Elecronic Newsletter

Mon, 04/13/2015

The Baltimore Sun

Wed, 04/08/2015

The Conversation

Tue, 04/07/2015

The Atlantic

Sat, 04/04/2015

Cleveland Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)

Thu, 04/02/2015

Washington Post Answer Sheet Blog

Wed, 04/01/2015

Stanford University

Wed, 04/01/2015

The Daily Beast

Fri, 03/27/2015

The Wall Street Journal

Thu, 03/26/2015

The Washington Post

Fri, 03/20/2015

The Presidency

Thu, 03/19/2015

HuffPost Education

Thu, 03/19/2015

SignPosts for Liberal Education Blog

Mon, 03/16/2015

The Conversation

Sat, 03/14/2015

Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, VA)

Thu, 03/12/2015

The Hechinger Report

Wed, 03/11/2015

The Atlantic

Wed, 03/04/2015

SignPosts for Liberal Education blog

Wed, 03/04/2015

Ellwood City Ledger (Ellwood City, PA)

Thu, 02/26/2015

SignPosts for Liberal Education Blog

Tue, 02/24/2015

New & Noteworthy - Items of Interest in Higher, Liberal, & Classical Education Elecronic Newsletter

Tue, 02/24/2015

The LEAP Challenge Blog

Wed, 02/18/2015

The Washington Post Post Everything Blog

Wed, 02/18/2015

Indy Week (Durham, NC)

Wed, 02/18/2015

SignPosts for Liberal Education Blog

Tue, 02/17/2015

Wesleyan University News

Mon, 02/16/2015

The New York Times

Wed, 02/11/2015

The Atlantic

Wed, 02/11/2015

The New York Times

Mon, 02/09/2015

HuffPost College

Wed, 02/04/2015

SignPosts for Liberal Education Blog

Tue, 02/03/2015

Inside Higher Ed

Wed, 01/28/2015

SignPosts for Liberal Education blog

Tue, 01/27/2015

University Business

Wed, 01/07/2015

Washington Post Answer Sheet Blog

Tue, 12/23/2014

HuffPost College

Thu, 12/11/2014

SignPosts for Liberal Education Blog

Sat, 12/06/2014

US News University Directory

Thu, 12/04/2014

SignPosts for Liberal Education Blog

Tue, 12/02/2014

SignPosts for Liberal Education Blog

Tue, 12/02/2014

Project Syndicate

Sun, 11/30/2014

Providence Journal (Providence, RI)

Tue, 11/25/2014

WNPR News (Connecticut)

Fri, 11/21/2014

The Guardian

Wed, 11/19/2014

U.S. News & World Report

Wed, 11/19/2014

Liberal Education

Mon, 11/17/2014

Chronicle of Higher Education

Mon, 11/17/2014

VTDigger, A Publication of Vermont Journalism Trust

Sun, 11/16/2014

HuffPost College

Mon, 11/10/2014

SignPosts for Liberal Education Blog

Sat, 11/08/2014

Rhodes College News

Fri, 11/07/2014

CNBC.com

Wed, 10/29/2014

Bloomberg News

Mon, 10/27/2014

SignPosts for Liberal Education Blog

Fri, 10/24/2014

The Express Tribune (Pakistan)

Tue, 10/21/2014

North Jersey.com

Mon, 10/20/2014

SignPosts for Liberal Education Blog

Fri, 10/17/2014

Inside Higher Ed

Tue, 10/14/2014

HuffPost College

Sun, 10/12/2014

The Motley Fool

Thu, 10/09/2014

Times Higher Education (UK)

Wed, 10/08/2014

HuffPost College

Fri, 10/03/2014

MPNnow (Canadaigua, NY)

Thu, 10/02/2014

Virginia Tech Collegiate Times (Blacksburg, VA)

Wed, 10/01/2014

KJZZ Radio

Mon, 09/29/2014

Roth on Wesleyan Blog

Thu, 09/25/2014

Tucson Sentinel (Tucson, AZ)

Thu, 09/25/2014

SignPosts for Liberal Education Blog

Wed, 09/17/2014

HuffPost College

Fri, 09/12/2014

Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, UT)

Fri, 09/05/2014

Forbes

Mon, 09/01/2014

Sacramento Bee

Thu, 08/28/2014

Fast Company

Thu, 08/21/2014

The College of Wooster Convocation Address

Thu, 08/14/2014

HuffPost College

Sun, 08/03/2014

National Public Radio

Fri, 08/01/2014

Inside Higher Ed

Mon, 07/14/2014

HuffPost College

Thu, 07/03/2014

HuffPost College

Tue, 07/01/2014

HuffPost College

Mon, 06/23/2014

The Olympian (Olympia, WA)

Mon, 06/23/2014

Chronicle of Higher Education

Fri, 06/20/2014

Contra Costa Times (CA)

Thu, 06/19/2014

The Daily Beast

Mon, 06/16/2014

HuffPost College

Mon, 06/09/2014

Huffington Post

Tue, 06/03/2014

Inside Higher Ed

Thu, 05/29/2014

Hollins Magazine

Sat, 05/24/2014

CNN.com Global Square blog

Fri, 05/23/2014

The Washington Post

Mon, 05/19/2014

Chronicle of Higher Education

Tue, 05/13/2014

Casper Star-Tribune, (Casper, WY)

Tue, 05/13/2014

WBUR Radio Boston

Mon, 05/12/2014

Wesleyan University News @ Wesleyan blog

Sun, 05/11/2014

New York Times (print); and New York Times Opinionator blog

Fri, 05/09/2014

The Atlantic

Fri, 05/09/2014

Boston Globe (Boston, MA)

Thu, 05/08/2014

SignPosts for Liberal Education blog

Wed, 05/07/2014

Ashland University's History and Political News blog

Wed, 04/30/2014

Fordham University eNewsroom

Tue, 04/22/2014

University of Texas at Tyler Patriot Talon

Mon, 04/21/2014

Kansas City Star (Kansas City, MO)

Mon, 04/14/2014

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Mon, 04/14/2014

Academe blog

Wed, 04/09/2014

Fast Company

Sun, 04/06/2014

Chicago Sun-Times

Fri, 04/04/2014

Huffington Post College

Thu, 04/03/2014

Huffington Post College

Wed, 04/02/2014

Huffington Post College

Fri, 03/28/2014

Wall Street Journal

Fri, 03/14/2014

Huffington Post College

Mon, 03/03/2014

Morning News (Florence, SC)

Thu, 02/27/2014

Education Week's Top Performers blog

Tue, 02/25/2014

Huffington Post College

Tue, 02/25/2014

Huffington Post Education

Mon, 02/10/2014

Huffington Post College

Thu, 02/06/2014

Huffington Post College

Tue, 02/04/2014

Huffington Post College

Sun, 02/02/2014

Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA)

Thu, 01/30/2014

The Hechinger Report

Wed, 01/29/2014

The Hechinger Report

Wed, 01/01/2014

Oregon Stater Magazine (Winter 2014 issue)

Tue, 12/10/2013

Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA)

Tue, 12/10/2013

Huffington Post College

Mon, 12/09/2013

The Hechinger Report

Sun, 12/08/2013

The Day (New London, CT)

Fri, 12/06/2013

Huffington Post College

Thu, 12/05/2013

The Hechinger Report

Tue, 12/03/2013

Huffington Post College

Mon, 12/02/2013

Huffington Post College

Mon, 12/02/2013

New York Times

Mon, 12/02/2013

The Hechinger Report

Sun, 12/01/2013

Patriot-News (Harrisburg, PA)

Wed, 11/27/2013

Forbes.com

Tue, 11/26/2013

North Idaho Business Journal (Couer d'Alene, ID)

Wed, 11/20/2013

Huffington Post College blog

Tue, 11/19/2013

Huffington Post College blog

Mon, 11/18/2013

Huffington Post College blog

Mon, 11/18/2013

Huffington Post College blog

Thu, 11/14/2013

The Washington Post

Tue, 11/12/2013

Inside Higher Ed

Tue, 11/12/2013

Inside Higher Ed

Mon, 11/04/2013

Huffington Post College blog

Mon, 11/04/2013

New York Times

Sat, 11/02/2013

Minneapolis Star-Tribune (Minneapolis, MN)

Fri, 11/01/2013

Huffington Post College blog

Tue, 10/29/2013

Inside Higher Ed

Tue, 10/29/2013

New York Times Room for Debate blog

Fri, 10/18/2013

SignPosts for Liberal Education blog

Thu, 10/17/2013

Inside Higher Ed

Thu, 10/17/2013

Huffington Post College blog

Wed, 10/16/2013

Huffington Post College blog

Thu, 10/03/2013

Inside Higher Ed

Thu, 10/03/2013

Huffington Post College blog

Thu, 09/26/2013

Albany Times-Union (Albany, NY)

Thu, 09/19/2013

Huffington Post College blog

Thu, 09/19/2013

Huffington Post College blog

Thu, 09/19/2013

SignPosts for Liberal Education blog

Sun, 09/15/2013

Huffington Post College blog

Fri, 09/13/2013

New York Times Magazine

Wed, 09/11/2013

U.S. News University Directory

Fri, 09/06/2013

SignPosts for Liberal Education blog

Fri, 09/06/2013

Southtown Star (Chicago, IL)

Thu, 09/05/2013

Huffington Post College blog

Wed, 09/04/2013

Jakarta Globe

Wed, 09/04/2013

CityTownInfo.com

Wed, 09/04/2013

Oberlin College's The Source blog

Tue, 08/27/2013

USA Today

Fri, 08/23/2013

Tampa Bay Times (Tampa, FL)

Wed, 08/21/2013

Huffington Post College blog

Sun, 08/18/2013
Sun, 08/18/2013

Roanoke Times (Roanoke, VA)

Mon, 08/12/2013

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Tue, 08/06/2013

The Hechinger Report

Thu, 08/01/2013

Huffington Post College blog

Wed, 07/24/2013

Huffington Post College blog

Sun, 07/21/2013

Boston Globe (Boston, MA)

Fri, 07/12/2013

The Hechinger Report

Thu, 07/04/2013
Mon, 07/01/2013

The Hechinger Report (April-July 2013)

Mon, 07/01/2013

Business Officer Magazine (July/August 2013)

Wed, 06/26/2013

Washington Post

Wed, 06/26/2013

Huffington Post College

Wed, 06/26/2013

Des Moines Register (Des Moines, IA)

Tue, 06/25/2013

US News University Directory

Mon, 06/24/2013

New York Times Opinionator blog

Fri, 06/21/2013

Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA)

Fri, 06/21/2013

Maryland Humanities Council blog

Fri, 06/21/2013

Tampa Bay Times (Tampa, FL)

Fri, 06/21/2013

MetroWest Daily News (Framingham, MA)

Fri, 06/21/2013

Harvard International Review (Summer 2013 issue)

Thu, 06/20/2013

National Public Radio (NPR)

Thu, 06/20/2013

Triangle Business Journal blog (Raleigh/Durham, NC)

Thu, 06/20/2013

Pacific Standard Magazine

Thu, 06/20/2013

Fortune Magazine

Thu, 06/20/2013

The State; Hilton Head Island Packet (Hilton Head, SC)

Wed, 06/19/2013

Huffington Post

Wed, 06/19/2013

Huffington Post, Tacoma Tribune (Tacoma, WA), and the Bellingham Herald (Bellingham, VA)

Wed, 06/19/2013

PBS Newshour

Wed, 06/19/2013

AARP News blog

Wed, 06/19/2013

Raleigh News-Observer (Raleigh, NC)

Wed, 06/19/2013

Education Week blog

Wed, 06/19/2013

Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA)

Wed, 06/19/2013

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel blog (Milwaukee, WI)

Wed, 06/19/2013

Herald-Sun (Durham, NC)

Wed, 06/19/2013

TIME Magazine

Wed, 06/19/2013

Miami Herald (Miami, FL)

Tue, 06/18/2013

USA Today

Tue, 06/18/2013

New York Times

Tue, 06/18/2013

Chronicle of Higher Education

Mon, 06/17/2013

Chronicle of Higher Education

Wed, 06/12/2013

New York Times "The Choice" blog

Mon, 06/10/2013

Inside Higher Ed

Fri, 06/07/2013

Wall Street Journal "At Work" blog

Wed, 05/22/2013

Huffington Post

Sun, 05/05/2013

The News-Gazette (Central Illinois)

Tue, 04/23/2013

ReadMedia (Via Alvernia University, Reading, PA)

Wed, 04/17/2013

The Hechinger Report

Tue, 04/16/2013

The Providence Journal's New England blog

Mon, 04/15/2013

The Hechinger Report

Mon, 04/15/2013

Chronicle of Higher Education

Sun, 04/14/2013

Northwest Indiana Times (Munster, IN)

Wed, 04/10/2013

Smart Higher Ed (blog)

Wed, 04/10/2013
Mon, 04/08/2013

Colby College Distinguished Bicentennial Lecture

Thu, 04/04/2013

Minnesota Daily

Wed, 04/03/2013

Catholic Education Daily

Thu, 03/14/2013

Washington Post

Wed, 03/06/2013

Washington Monthly

Fri, 03/01/2013

George Mason University-General Education Archived Catalog (March 2013)

Tue, 02/26/2013

American Historical Association: AHA Today

Fri, 02/22/2013

Charlotte Business Journal (NC)

Thu, 01/31/2013

Huffington Post

Wed, 01/30/2013

Inside Higher Ed

Tue, 01/29/2013

Huffington Post

Tue, 01/29/2013

Huffington Post

Fri, 01/04/2013

Inside Higher Ed

Thu, 01/03/2013

Huffington Post

Tue, 01/01/2013

Change Magazine (January/February 2013)

Tue, 01/01/2013

American Historical Association's Perspectives on History (January 2013)