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:
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.
How the N.C.A.A. Cheats Student Athletes | New York Times | October 3, 2017
The N.C.A.A. is embroiled in scandal yet again. Last week, federal prosecutors charged several coaches, an agent and a sports apparel executive with, essentially, illegally profiting off branding opportunities for basketball players. That shouldn’t really surprise anyone. This scandal isn’t truly about corrupt coaches and shoe salesmen. It’s about the lengths to which the N.C.A.A. goes to control every dollar and branding opportunity associated with college athletics. President Brian Rosenberg wrote this opinion.
How U.S. News college rankings promote economic inequality on campus | Politico | September 10, 2017
A POLITICO review shows that the criteria used in the U.S. News rankings — a measure so closely followed in the academic world that some colleges have built them into strategic plans — create incentives for schools to favor wealthier students over less wealthy applicants. President Brian Rosenberg was interviewed and quoted.
How are higher ed leaders responding to DACA's end? | Education Dive | September 6, 2017
The Trump administration said it will phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, for people brought to the United States illegally as children. The turn of events has educators across the spectrum wondering how the decision could affect students and the role of leaders in serving them. Macalester President Brian Rosenberg was interviewed and quoted.
Education leaders consider: When should we speak up about divisive issues? | Christian Science Monitor | August 30, 2017
On Aug. 14, Macalester President Brian Rosenberg joined in a chorus of college presidents across the United States denouncing the racially charged events in Charlottesville, Va.
It’s not liberals on campus crushing Republican ideas. It’s conservatives. | Washington Post | July 26, 2017
"If conservatism extols the virtues of family and religion, how does one understand the tolerance of—indeed, if polling is accurate, the still overwhelming support for—a person whose obvious moral failings would lead to his being fired from every job except the one he holds?" Amid ongoing national debate about politics, ideology and free speech on campus, President Brian Rosenberg writes about the real issue at hand.
Friday Roundtable: What if community college were free? | MPR News | July 7, 2017
Although tuition prices continue to rise throughout most of the country, there are a handful of states doing something radically different: making tuition at community colleges free. Macalester College President Brian Rosenberg was one of the Roundtable guests. Other guests included Tim Wynes, president of Inver Hills Community College, and Antoinette Flores, senior policy analyst at the Center for American Progress.