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:

  • In Defense of DACA | Inside Higher Ed | November 21, 2016
    More than 90 college and university presidents, including President Brian Rosenberg, have signed a statement calling for the continuation and expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, under which more than 700,000 young people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children have registered with the federal government in exchange for temporary relief from the possibility of deportation and a two-year renewable work permit. President-elect Donald J. Trump has said he would end the DACA program, which was authorized by President Obama by executive action.
  • The Election and Higher Ed | Inside Higher Ed | November 8, 2016
    This piece highlights key articles about the candidates’ positions and how the campaign has played out on campus -- plus a selection of commentary. One of those articles featured was President Brian Rosenberg's column, "Trump and the Limits of Neutrality," published in IHE on April 26, 2016.
  • The Past and Future of Higher Education | The Chronicle of Higher Education | November 4, 2016
    This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Chronicle, and the editors at the Chronicle wanted to know what keeps people in higher education up at night, to assess the major transformations that have taken place over the past 50 years, and to glimpse the ideas and arguments that might shape the next 50. The following represents the results of a survey sent to 1,000 Chroniclesubscribers to solicit their views on the biggest challenges and opportunities facing the academic enterprise. Here are the results from 50 faculty members, presidents, administrators, and higher-education thinkers to those issues. One of those quoted was President Brian Rosenberg.
  • Friday Roundtable: What it means to be an American | MPR | October 28, 2016
    MPR News Host Kerri Miller asked Naaima Khan, Pakou Hang and Macalester President Brian Rosenberg to reflect on the series so far and add their own perspective on what it means to be an American. When you click on the link on the MPR web page, it will download the interview.
  • Bill Bowen: Man of Achievement | Chronicle of Higher Education | October 24, 2016
    President Brian Rosenberg wrote this oped about Bill Bowen for The Chronicle of Higher Education. "To the end, even fighting illness at age 83, Bill Bowen was in some fundamental way younger than the rest of us."
  • A Call for Diversity and Diplomacy | Inside Higher Ed | October 20, 2016
    Eight university presidents -- some of them prominent -- have joined with leaders in national security and foreign policy to issue a joint call for the next U.S. president to embrace diversity, diplomacy and globalism. President Brian Rosenberg was quoted from a column he wrote in April for IHE titled "Trump and the Limits of Neutrality."
  • APM Reports: Who Needs an English Major? The Future of Liberal Arts Education | MPR News | August 16, 2016
    This program originally aired in 2011 and includes interviews with President Brian Rosenberg and Physics professor emeritus Sung Kyu Kim. Both are interviewed at the beginning of the program, and Rosenberg speaks again at about 48 minutes in. Stephen Smith '82 narrated.
  • Emperor Palpatine is Running for President | The Huffington Post | July 25, 2016
    Pundits have struggled for months to come up with the right comparison for the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump. Some mention George Wallace or Pat Buchanan, neither of whom, of course, came nearly as close as Trump stands now to the presidency. Others have sought historical examples from farther afield, such as Mussolini—whom Trump has quoted in a memorable re-tweet—or even Hitler. But after listening to Trump’s dystopian and terrifying acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, I was struck by what seems to me the most appropriate comparison of all. Emperor Palpatine has just been nominated for the presidency of the United States. President Brian Rosenberg wrote this opinion.
  • Do Colleges Need to Be Need Blind? | Inside Higher Ed | July 21, 2016
    Some maintain that they can drop the policy and preserve access, but those who have gone need blind have seen gains in student diversity. President Brian Rosenberg was quoted in this article.
  • College Presidents In Cleveland Would Rather Not Talk About Donald Trump | Huffington Post | July 19, 2016
    People in academia might have a special reason to look askance at Trump. He has expressed doubt about the value of experts, and he’s not a big reader. But that doesn’t mean those leading America’s colleges and universities are willing to step up and offer their opinion the candidate. Yet last April, President Brian Rosenberg did just that, writing an opinion about Trump for Inside Higher Ed titled, "Trump and the Limits of Neutrality." Rosenberg's column is here:

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