Interview: Can liberal arts colleges survive?
How does the flagging economy change the outlook for higher education? President Rosenberg was interviewed by the Chronicle of Higher Education about the future of liberal arts institutions.

President Rosenberg was quoted or featured in the following articles:

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on leadership and peace | MPR News Presents | May 9, 2018
Former UN Secretary-General and 2001 Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan says the characteristics of good leaders are judgment, discipline, compassion, a keen sense of what's right and wrong, concern about community and a dedication to service. He was back in Minnesota on May 7, 2018, to speak at his alma mater, Macalester College, for the dedication of the Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship. He graduated in 1961. After the dedication, Macalester President Brian Rosenberg and Annan held a conversation at the Leonard Center Fieldhouse with approximately 3000 people in attendance, including students, alumni, faculty, staff and people from the Macalester community.

Macalester alum Kofi Annan urges students to become leaders | Star Tribune | May 8, 2018
Kofi Annan ‘61, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, returned to his alma mater in St. Paul and credited Macalester College for shaping him for a career in diplomacy. "It all started here in 1959 when I was a student," Annan said. "The values and lessons I picked up here stayed with me throughout my life."

Macalester College dedicates the Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship | Mshale | May 7, 2018
Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, dedicated the Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship.

How We Can Help Students Survive in an Age of Anxiety | Chronicle of Higher Education | April 26, 2018
"We are profoundly failing our students. They seem in many ways so accomplished, so engaged with the world, yet they are also extraordinarily anxious, depressed, and overwhelmed." President Brian Rosenberg wrote this opinion.

The Battle Is Over. How Can Presidents and Faculty Mend Fences? | Chronicle of Higher Education | March 26, 2018
A unionization push, a controversial hiring, or personality clashes can shatter relationships. But empathy, trust, and concerted effort can go a long way toward reconciliation. Macalester is prominently featured in this story.

What happened to the campus Republicans at Carleton College? | Star Tribune | March 4, 2018
President Brian Rosenberg was interviewed and quoted in this article.

Democracy needs liberal arts education | East Bay Times | February 5, 2018
Brian Rosenberg, president of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, was in Piedmont as a guest of the Education Speaker Series, speaking on the topic “The Importance of a Liberal Arts Education.”

After internet fame, Max the banned library cat meets with Macalester president | Star Tribune | December 6, 2017
The cat has become so popular, the college president needed to have a sit-down.

Minnesota higher education leaders raise alarms about GOP tax plan | Star Tribune | November 14, 2017
Minnesota’s most prominent colleges and universities are raising alarms about the tax overhaul that Republicans are pushing through Congress, saying it would make it harder to offer financial assistance to low-income students, fund research and pay for academic buildings. President Brian Rosenberg was quoted.

Roundtable: The First Amendment on college campuses | MPR | October 27, 2017
What do former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former FBI director James Comey and American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray all have in common? Their recent invitations to speak on college campuses have all been met with fierce protest. Are college campuses still committed to the core principle of American identity that is freedom of speech? And how well do students and faculty understand what the First Amendment means? For this week's Roundtable, MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with three experts about the state of free speech on campus, and one of them was President Brian Rosenberg.

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