Trying to Save an Important Part of Lincoln’s Legacy

Interview with Rich Barlow for BU Today. How to rescue public universities from the budget axe.

Appearance on PBS’s Arizona Horizon

Host Ted Simons interviews Jonathan Cole regarding how great American universities have transformed the Nation, why they’re under attack and what must be done to protect them.

See the full interview here.

Big Beacon Radio Interview – Toward A More Perfect University

The United States enjoys a higher education system that is the envy of the world, and at the same time that higher education system is facing scrutiny and pointed criticism in ever increasing and strident ways. In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews Jonathan R. Cole, author of the new book, “Toward a More Perfect University” to better understand the flow of history and societal forces that have led to the current predicament. Professor Cole is a faculty member at Columbia University where he served as both Vice President of Arts and Sciences and Provost. Author of an earlier book, “The Great American University,” and co-editor of “Who’s Afraid of Academic Freedom,” Professor Cole lectures throughout the world on topics related to higher education. Join host Dave Goldberg and Jonathan for what promises to be a stimulating and wide-ranging conversation on the state of higher education and its future prospects.

Listen to the interview in full here.

On Point with Tom Ashbrook Interview – Fixing America’s Universities

Rising costs. Unfair admissions. Threats to academic freedom. The future of the American university.
In this March 8, 2015 file photo, the campus of Michigan State University awakens to a spring floral blossom. MSU is listed one of the nation’s top research universities.

Who’s happy with America’s colleges and universities? Between the byzantine admissions process — the jaw-dropping prices for tuition and room and board — the creation of a cossetted class of tenured teachers and a sea of struggling adjuncts, you’ll hear plenty of complaints. At the same time most of the world’s top-rated schools are in the United States. One veteran professor has a prescription. This hour On Point, toward a more perfect university. Listen to the entire episode here.

The Dallas News Point Person Q&A

Have top U.S. universities become too elite? The Dallas News’ Point Person interviews Jonathan Cole to find out. Read the interview in full here.

Third Eye Weekly Podcast Interview

From their Revolution Week of shows, Third Eye Podcast’s Zach & Lisa interview Dr. Jonathan Cole. Listen to the episode in full here.

Panel Discussion: Reinventing Our Universities in the 21st Century

Is the modern university able to change? A Websites claim to provide free reports and scores, but you rarely get what they promise. panel, moderated by Nick Lemann and featuring Jonathan Cole, discusses the transformation of higher education in the 21st century at the 2013 TIME Summit on Higher Education.

America's Great Universities: Today and Tomorrow

The University of Texas at Arlington”s Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program presents “America”s great universities: today and tomorrow,” a lecture and book-signing by Jonathan R. Cole. Cole frotingslot is the John Mitchell Mason Professor of the University and Provost and Dean of Faculties, Emeritus at Columbia University and a best-selling author.

Reception to follow.

Georgia Tech | Center for 21st Century Universities

The Center for 21st Century Universities, led by former College of Computing Dean Rich DeMillo (CS), will formally launch its activities with a Sept. 27 event featuring keynote speaker Jonathan Cole (former Columbia University provost and author of The Great American University) and a panel of educational innovators. The event is a chance for faculty, students, staff and anyone with an interest in higher education to pokies online hear a cast of leaders from industry and academia share their ideas about the future of higher education and the disruptions in store for American universities. Chronicle of Higher Education editor Jeffrey Selingo will moderate the panel, which includes Stephen Cross, GT executive vice president for research; Devin Fidler, research manager for technology horizons at the Institute for the Future; Alan Kay, president of the Viewpoints Research Institute; Roger Shank, executive director and founder of Engines for Education and chairman and CEI of Socratic Arts; and Lynne Weisenbach, vice chancellor for educator preparation at the University System of Georgia.

The Present and Future of Higher Education: Challenging the Model

Keynote speaker at retreat for board & trustees of Johns Hopkins University

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