Office of the President

Bylines

Below are links to some recent bylines by Wesleyan University President Michael S. Roth.

May 14, 2019 - Inside Higher Ed
The Need for a Recover of the Humanities

In this essay, President Roth proposes a "path toward recovery" for the beleaguered humanities. He writes, "in order to recover the trust of students and their families, we must overcome our cultivated insularity." [ Read More ]

February 22, 2019 - The Critical Thinking Initiative Podcast Radio
Interview with Michael Roth

President Roth offers his perspective on the relationship between critical thinking, the liberal arts, and interdisciplinarity. He also argues for the importance of pushing students to step outside their own viewpoints about the world. [ Read More ]

February 21, 2019 - The Washington Post
The Delight of Being Inconspicuous in a World That's Always Watching Us

President Roth reviews a new book by Akiko Busch that considers the strategies humans have devised "to avoid being seen" at a time when nearly everything we do is visible to others through technology. [ Read More ]

February 13, 2019 - San Francisco Chronicle
Leading the Way: A Review of 'Parkland,' by Dave Cullen

President Roth reviews Dave Cullen's new book, Parkland, which profiles the "extraordinary young people" who took action "to turn their tragedy into fuel for a political movement that would push back against the National Rifle Association’s stranglehold on American politics and create a path for legislation for gun safety." [ Read More ]

December 12, 2018 - Inside Higher Ed
Ordinary Education in Extraordinary Times

President Roth writes in Inside Higher Ed that in uncommon times, “traditional educational practices of valuing learning from people different from ourselves have never been more important.” [ Read More ]

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