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Roth on Wesleyan Blog

In College, Choose to Thrive

Wed, Apr 16, 2014

I originally wrote this op-ed for the McClatchy-Tribune, and it has appeared in various newspapers over the last week. I then read Arianna Huffington’s new book, “Thrive,” which argues for a different “metric of success” — something harder to quantify [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]


In College, Choose to Thrive

April 9, 2014

President Roth urges students to think far beyond their first job as they select a college. [read more here]

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