President Roth Speaks about Liberal Education (with video)

President Michael Roth delivers his speech at Memorial Chapel.

President Michael Roth spoke on the value of a liberal arts education Feb. 3 in Memorial Chapel.

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On Feb. 3, President Michael Roth gave a talk on “How to Destroy Liberal Education” in Memorial Chapel. Since the publication of his book, Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters (Yale University Press, 2014), Roth has been speaking about liberal education to Wesleyan alumni and many others at various venues around the country. At this event, he spoke to students, staff and faculty about the relevance of the kind of education offered so compellingly at Wesleyan.

A video and more photos of the event are below:

Roth signs his book <em>Beyond the University: Why a Liberal Arts Education Matters</em> for an attendee.  All royalties go to Wesleyan's financial aid.

President Michael Roth signed copies of his book Beyond the University: Why a Liberal Arts Education Matters. All royalties from the book sales go to Wesleyan’s financial aid.

Roth's Wesleyan advisor and mentor Henry Abelove, the Willbur Fisk Osborne Professor of English, emeritus, introduced the talk.

Roth’s Wesleyan advisor and mentor Henry Abelove, the Willbur Fisk Osborne Professor of English, emeritus, introduced the talk.

Roth also welcomed questions from the audience. (Photos by Aviva Hirsch '17)

Roth also welcomed questions from the audience. (Photos by Aviva Hirsch ’17)