Michael Hemesath objected to a recent article in the Atlantic that suggested college might be doomed — or at least due for a major overhaul. Hemesath is president of Saint John's University, so his objection might not be all that surprising.
But it is sharply pointed. "Another month, another story of the imminent demise of higher education in the United States," begins an entry in Hemesath's blog.
The Atlantic article profiled the efforts of Ben Nelson, an entrepreneur and founder of Minerva College. Nelson was a guest last week on The Daily Circuit, and his vision of college without dorms and sports teams — not to mention lectures — generated debate.
Hemesath argues that college is far from doomed, and he's here today to talk about what's he's written, and where he thinks higher education is going.