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The New York Times

At Assumption College, Still Committed to the Liberal Arts

At Assumption College, Still Committed to the Liberal Arts

June 13, 2018

Francesco C. Cesareo, president of Assumption College (MA), writes:  In “Aristotle’s Wrongful Death” (column, May 27), Frank Bruni explores the innovative thinking taking place at many colleges and universities, in particular small, private colleges.  While many colleges, including Assumption College (MA), have eliminated majors with minimal, or no, student interest and replaced them with programs demonstrating a sustained demand, Assumption remains committed, through its strong Core Curriculum, to ensuring that the liberal arts remain the foundation of the education students receive.
Francesco C. Cesareo, president of Assumption College (MA), writes:  In “Aristotle’s Wrongful Death” (column, May 27), Frank Bruni explores the innovative thinking taking place at many colleges and universities, in particular small, private colleges.  While many colleges, including Assumption College (MA), have eliminated majors with minimal, or no, student interest and replaced them with programs demonstrating a sustained demand, Assumption remains committed, through its strong Core Curriculum, to ensuring that the liberal arts remain the foundation of the education students receive.

June 13, 2018

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

Bard President Responds to Critics of Far-Right Figure’s Talk

Bard President Responds to Critics of Far-Right Figure’s Talk

October 25, 2017

Bard College (NY) President Leon Botstein writes:  I read with some sadness the open letter to the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities and Bard College, signed by a stellar cast of distinguished colleagues.  The invitation by an academic center on a college campus, even one named for a distinguished individual, does not constitute either legitimation or endorsement. Right-wing and neo-fascist parties are a reality of modern political life. We cannot pretend they do not exist. We need to hear what their representatives claim directly so that they can be properly challenged.
Bard College (NY) President Leon Botstein writes:  I read with some sadness the open letter to the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities and Bard College, signed by a stellar cast of distinguished colleagues.  The invitation by an academic center on a college campus, even one named for a distinguished individual, does not constitute either legitimation or endorsement. Right-wing and neo-fascist parties are a reality of modern political life. We cannot pretend they do not exist. We need to hear what their representatives claim directly so that they can be properly challenged.

October 25, 2017

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Syracuse.com

Cuomo Administration Misstates Facts About Private College Affordability

Cuomo Administration Misstates Facts About Private College Affordab...

May 16, 2017

Ron Chesbrough, Ph.D., president of Cazenovia College (NY), wrote:  In response to Patrick Lohmann's May 11 article regarding "free tuition" ("Two Upstate NY private schools expect lower enrollment due to Cuomo's 'free tuition' "), I must make a correction regarding very misleading misinformation provided by Dani Lever regarding independent colleges and affordability.
 
Ron Chesbrough, Ph.D., president of Cazenovia College (NY), wrote:  In response to Patrick Lohmann's May 11 article regarding "free tuition" ("Two Upstate NY private schools expect lower enrollment due to Cuomo's 'free tuition' "), I must make a correction regarding very misleading misinformation provided by Dani Lever regarding independent colleges and affordability.
 

May 16, 2017

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College Gap Fosters Inequality

College Gap Fosters Inequality

August 17, 2016

Harold O. Levy,  executive director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, writes: “Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white — separate and unequal,” the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, better known as the Kerner Commission, said in a report that made headlines in 1968. A report today could say we are moving toward two unequal societies based on family income — one college-educated, one not.
Harold O. Levy,  executive director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, writes: “Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white — separate and unequal,” the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, better known as the Kerner Commission, said in a report that made headlines in 1968. A report today could say we are moving toward two unequal societies based on family income — one college-educated, one not.

August 17, 2016

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Homeless College Students: A National Tragedy

Homeless College Students: A National Tragedy

August 17, 2016

Harold O. Levy, executive director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, writes: At a time when many colleges are competing to attract students by opening upscale dormitories that offer luxury amenities like climbing walls and fine cuisine in their dining halls, thousands of other college students across the country are homeless — often “couch surfing” with friends, sleeping in cars or living in homeless shelters.  Many of these students don’t consider themselves homeless because they aren’t sleeping on sidewalks or park benches. Many don’t want to say they’re homeless out of embarrassment. The problem of college student homelessness has solutions.
Harold O. Levy, executive director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, writes: At a time when many colleges are competing to attract students by opening upscale dormitories that offer luxury amenities like climbing walls and fine cuisine in their dining halls, thousands of other college students across the country are homeless — often “couch surfing” with friends, sleeping in cars or living in homeless shelters.  Many of these students don’t consider themselves homeless because they aren’t sleeping on sidewalks or park benches. Many don’t want to say they’re homeless out of embarrassment. The problem of college student homelessness has solutions.

August 17, 2016

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