By Don M. Randel, President Emeritus, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the University of Chicago
The market has made higher education in the United States what it is, complete with features that many wish to complain about, including certain kinds of facilities and staff that contribute to rising costs.
By Richard Ekman, President of the Council of Independent Colleges
What should an educated person of the 21st century know and what does that means for the ways in which U.S. research universities ought to strengthen their teaching effectiveness?
By Mary Sue Coleman, President of the University of Michigan
How will it feel to become a second class nation? Inferior in technological innovation, second class in artistic creativity, a follower rather than a leader? This is possible—not certain—but a very real danger if the United States continues on its present course.
By Nannerl O. Keohane, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, Princeton University, and former President of Wellesley College (1981-1993) and Duke University (1993-2004)
Liberal arts (and sciences) are the best possible preparation for success in the learned professions—law, medicine, teaching—as well as in the less traditionally learned but increasingly arcane professions of business, finance, and high-tech innovation.