Roth: College Should Prepare You for Life

Lauren RubensteinNovember 26, 20141min
<div class="at-above-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2014/11/26/roth-college-should-prepare-you-for-life/"></div>President Roth advises students that college is about more than getting that first job<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2014/11/26/roth-college-should-prepare-you-for-life/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

As college admissions season heats up, President Michael Roth makes a case in The New Republic for a broad pragmatic liberal education. College should be seen not as a path to get their first jobs, he advises prospective students, but rather “as a remarkable opportunity to explore their individual and social lives in connection with the world in which they will live and work.”