Monday, May 9th at 4:30 p.m. in Dana Auditorium please join us for this year’s Robert W. van de Velde, Jr. ’75 Memorial Lecture. Our speaker is Jeffrey Selingo who will give a talk, Higher Education: How the Press Shapes the Private Gains Over the Public Good. Book signing to follow lecture. His book is available in the bookstore.
Jeffrey J. Selingo has written about higher education for two decades. He is author of three books and a regular contributor to the Washington Post. His newest book, There Is Life After College (HarperCollins, 2016), explores how today’s young adults need to navigate school in order to succeed in the job market of tomorrow. His first book, College (Un)Bound, was aNew York Times bestselling education book. Jeff is the former editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Slate, and he has appeared on ABC, CNN, PBS, and NPR. He is a special advisor and professor of practice at Arizona State University and a visiting scholar at the Center for 21st Century Universities at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Robert W. van de Velde, Jr. was a member of the Middlebury class of 1975. The Van de Velde memorial lecture series provides an annual talk on the confluence of public affairs-both foreign and domestic-and journalism, particularly broadcast journalism.