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Roth on Wesleyan Blog

Classes Begin, Community Service Continues

Thu, Jan 22, 2015

I received an email today from my friend David Knapp '49 who tells me he is participating in Wesleyan's Week of Service by reading to a group of first grade student in New Haven [read more]

The Huffington Post

Conflict and Culture at New York's Jewish Museum

Feb. 24, 2014

Writing as Sigmund Freud, President Roth comments on boycotts, conflict and culture. [read more here]

The Daily Beast

How to Destroy College Education

June 19, 2014

President Roth writes about America's long tradition of arguing over narrow, vocational versus broad, liberal approaches to college education. [read more here]

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