President Hrabowski wrote a series of op-eds for The Baltimore Sun in late 2013 and early 2014 focusing on the important role that colleges and universities play in helping communities prosper, the economy grow, and students succeed. Below are brief summaries of the six articles.
50 years in American education (11/24/13)
Much has changed in the 50 years since President Hrabowski was jailed in Birmingham for participating in a children’s march for civil rights. Though many more students today have access to higher education, the country still faces challenges providing opportunities for students from all backgrounds to succeed.
Baltimore through student eyes (12/8/13)
Students attending local colleges and universities contribute to the Baltimore region’s vibrancy, and the region benefits when those students decide to stay here after graduating.
Colleges prepare people for life (12/22/13)
Partnerships and college preparatory programs can help more students gain the skills and perspective they need to make the best use of their college experiences.
Prioritize university research (1/19/14)
Funding for university research fuels innovation, strengthens the economy, and supports the young scientists who will be making the breakthroughs of tomorrow.
International students thriving at American colleges and universities can teach valuable lessons about tenacity, hope, and the power of education to transform lives.
The future of women in tech (2/16/14)
The percentage of computer science degrees going to women has decreased sharply in the past 30 years. Colleges and universities must develop broad strategies to provide opportunities for women in technology and change perceptions about who can succeed in these fields.