News Archive 2009-2018

Louis Menand on the Value of College in America (New Yorker) Archives

Louis Menand

Louis Menand, Harvard’s Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English and American Literature and Language, and a staff writer for The New Yorker, examines the value of college, looking at higher education as a mechanism for sorting out society’s more intelligent members.

Menand spoke on campus last fall, delivering the talk “What It’s All About” at the 2010 Sarah and James Bowdoin Day ceremony.