College Isn’t a Job Training Center

ASU’s Michael M. Crow and The New York Times’ Frank Bruni Discuss the University’s Role in Helping People Thrive


Liz McMillen can’t remember a time when Americans were more obsessed with the faults of universities than they are now.

“It seems that every other week, every other day, there’s an article coming out saying there’s something terribly wrong with higher education,” said McMillen, the editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education, noting skyrocketing price tags, the frenzy around admissions, and fraternities behaving badly, to name just a few issues.

In front of a standing-room-only crowd at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, McMillen asked the two panelists, ASU President …

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