Los Angeles Times Publishes President Glassner’s Essay
May 05, 2016
The Los Angeles Times has published the commentary of President Barry Glassner and coauthor Morton Schapiro, president and professor of economics at Northwestern University. The topic of discussion: the continued growth of students beyond high school and college graduation.
In the piece, Presidents Glassner and Schapiro urge students and their parents to approach careers with expansive minds. Glassner and Schapiro describe the evolution of their own paths—“neither of us imagined ending up in our current positions”—and write:
“College students never consider many potentially rewarding vocations, either because they’re not glamorous enough to draw their attention, or because they do not yet exist. Any would-be Steve Jobs would be well advised to recall that in 1972, when Jobs graduated from high school, no one aspired to head a company that makes pocket telephones that connect to something called an Internet.”
A sociologist, Glassner wrote the best-selling book, The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things. He is a national delegate to the board of directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, a position that gives Lewis & Clark a greater voice in national policy and legislative priorities for private higher education.
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