How to Destroy Higher Education: A Conversation in Chicago


September 11, 2014

ChicagoJoin us for a lively and provocative conversation about threats facing higher education, with Wesleyan President Michael S.  Roth ’78 author of Beyond the University, NBC Correspondent John Yang ’80 and author and journalist Alex Kotlowitz ’77.

Hosted by: Jim ’57 and Pat LaCrosse P’85

Thursday, September 11
5:30 p.m. – Reception; 6:30 p.m. – Program
John Hancock Center (map)
175 E. Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611

First come, first served. Space is limited.
Questions? Email or call (860) 685-3870

Registration closes Friday, September 5

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Alex Kotlowitz ’77

[Alex Kotlowitz] Journalist, author and documentarian. More information at

Kotlowitz ’77 produces documentary about confronting urban violence
“I see everything through this tragedy”

Michael S. Roth ’78

Michael S. Roth '78 Wesleyan President, scholar and author. Follow @mroth78 on Twitter.

Office of the President
Read Michael Roth’s blog
New book: Beyond the University

John Yang ’80

[John Yang] Correspondent at NBC News. Follow @jyangnbc on Twitter.

Today: John Yang profile
John Yang on LinkedIn

[open book] President Roth’s new book Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters (Yale University Press) is generating lots of excitement – on the radio, on television and in the op-ed columns of the nation’s most important papers. Audiences around the country are hearing about the value of liberal education and associating that with Wesleyan. And that’s not the only contribution the book is making to our university. All author royalties (thank you Michael!) are going entirely to financial aid. Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters is a win-win for Wes!