University Presidents on the Future of College

March 18, 2013

How will higher education change to respond to the shifting demands of the economy, financial pressures on students, families and governments, and the needs of the workplace?

Boston public radio station, WGBH, devoted a segment on its “Innovation Hub” program recently to the topic, interviewing Northeastern University president, Joseph Aoun, and former president of Tufts University, Lawrence Bacow.

Aoun stressed the importance of connecting learning and work, noting: “We have created a dichotomy between teaching students how to live and how to earn a living. We have to start merging the two together. Employers, for instance, want students to be ready to face the world — not face only a particular discipline, but the world as a whole.”

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