Higher Education

The Role of Higher Education

Dec 29, 2017
http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140100532550

This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show (Sept 7th); no calls will be taken.

Is a bachelor’s degree worth the money?  What role should humanities play in higher education?  And do colleges and universities actually contribute to the common good? We discuss the book For the Common Good: A New History of Higher Education in America, by Charles Dorn.

Guest: Charles Dorn, Professor of Education, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Associate Affirmative Action Officer. Dorn's research into the history of education investigates the civic functions adopted by and ascribed to centers of early childhood education, public elementary and secondary schools, and colleges and universities in the United States.

The Role of Higher Education

Sep 7, 2017
http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140100532550

Is a bachelor’s degree worth the money?  What role should humanities play in higher education?  And do colleges and universities actually contribute to the common good? We discuss the book For the Common Good: A New History of Higher Education in America, by Charles Dorn.

'Go to college'… 'get a job'… 'enlist'… 'learn a trade…' These are some of the likely things graduating high school seniors have heard over the past few months. Today we learn what options are available to graduating seniors - from heading straight to college - to taking a gap year - or finding an apprenticeship.

Getting into College

Oct 28, 2013

  College and high school counselors help to demystify the college application process.

Host Jennifer Rooks was joined by 

Leigh A. Weisenburger, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Bates College

Beth Doane, Yarmouth High School guidance counselor 

Dee Gardner, Senior Associate Director of Admission for University of Maine 

Cathy Latvis, Education consultant and former Director of College Guidance at North Yarmouth Academy

  New York Times Op-Ed columnist, PBS NewsHour and NPR All Things Considered political analyst, David Brooks gave his views on higher education in front of an audience at Bowdoin College in Brunswick.

This talk was recorded February 23, 2011 at Bowdoin College in Brunswick. 

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