Bylines

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

January 9, 2020 - The Washington Post
As Scholars Tried to Flee the Nazis, U.S. Universities Closed Their Doors

President Roth reviews Laurel Leff's new book, Well Worth Saving, on how academic refugees from Nazi Europe struggled to find safety in the American university system. [ Read More ]

December 24, 2019 - The Washington Post
How One College Is Helping Students Get Engaged in Elections — and, No, It's Not Political

President Roth writes about the Wesleyan Engage 2020 Initiative (E2020), through which Wesleyan is supporting student involvement in the public sphere. [ Read More ]

December 19, 2019 - Literary Hub
How Should We Define Free Speech at Universities?

President Roth discusses Safe Enough Spaces with Roxanne Coady, founder of RJ Julia Booksellers. The podcast is adapted from a public discussion between the two held at the Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore on Sept. 26. [ Read More ]

November 23, 2019 - CNN
What the 'Woke Student' and the 'Welfare Queen' Have in Common

"Every age seems to need a bogeyman, some negative image against which good people measure themselves," begins this op-ed by President Roth, in which he attempts to set the record straight with respect to widespread negative perceptions of the "politically correct, 'woke' college student." [ Read More ]

November 11, 2019 - Hebrew Union College's College Commons Podcast Radio
Michael S. Roth: "Safe" Spaces?

President Roth discusses the place of religious faith in the classroom in connection with his book, Safe Enough Spaces. [ Read More ]

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