Office of the President


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

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 ]

November 1, 2018 - Inside Higher Ed
Voting is Good, but Higher Ed Must Do More

“In a year when inducements to political violence have become normalized at the highest level, colleges and universities must do more than just encourage our students to vote,” writes President Michael S. Roth in Inside Higher Ed. [ Read More ]

October 29, 2018 - The Washington Post
University President: When I Heard the Pittsburgh News

President Roth reflects on the killing of 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh , and writes about how schools can empower students to “create a more hospitable and just country.”

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