Office of the President

Bylines

Below are links to some recent bylines by Wesleyan University President Michael S. Roth.

June 23, 2018 - Intelligence Squared U.S.
Trigger Warning: Safe Spaces Are Dangerous

President Roth debates issues of free speech and safe spaces on campus, arguing that there should be some spaces that are just safe enough to allow all groups of people to express their views. [ Read More ]

May 29, 2018 - The Washington Post
Our Graduates Should Answer Cynicism and Insults with Inquiry and Reflection

In this op-ed, President Roth expresses his hope that this year's graduates will feel empowered, and their capacity for inquiry, compromise, and reflection will be enhanced, by their college educations. [ Read More ]

May 4, 2018 - The Washington Post
On the Subject of Evolution, a Way to Hang Onto Both Science and Religion

President Roth reviews Kenneth R. Miller's new book, The Human Instinct: How We Evolved to Have Reason, Consciousness and Free Will. [ Read More ]

April 10, 2018 - Inside Higher Ed
The Data Should Make You Happy!

President Roth reviews Steven Pinker's new book, Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress. [ Read More ]

February 22, 2018 - Inside Higher Ed
Against Conformity

President Roth reflects on the questioning of liberal education in China and the United States. [ Read More ]

January 19, 2018 - The Wall Street Journal
Review: 'Anatomy of a Genocide' Reveals There Was Always a Choice

President Roth reviews a new book that explores the "ways in which ideology, ethnic tension and war became a recipe for mass murder" in a town in present-day Ukraine during World War II. [ Read More ]

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