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Roth on Wesleyan Blog

SNOW! University Closed Tuesday, January 27th

Mon, Jan 26, 2015

Tuesday at 4 p.m., we will make another announcement about when on Wednesday the University will [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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