Lynn Pasquerella, AAC&U President-Elect

Lynn

Pasquerella

President
AAC&U

Blog posts

Mar 8, 2021

From the college wage premium to the average rate of return for a bachelor’s degree—which economists from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York put at 75 percent and 14 percent, respectively—the economic benefits of a college education are well documented. Simply stated, college completion boosts individual employability and earnings, which, in turn, has a positive aggregate impact on the national, state, and local economies.

May 18, 2020

In his exquisite essay on the significance of Albert Camus’s 1947 novel The Plague in relation to the current global pandemic, philosopher Alain de Botton invites readers to reflect on the existential reality that “when it comes to dying, there is no progress in history, there is no escape from our frailty.