Higher Education and the Public Good
This is the moment for colleges and universities to double down on their obligations to serve the public good. Higher education institutions stepped up after World War II and educated huge numbers of returning veterans. While not all did so unreservedly, in the aggregate, they opened their doors to veterans. That increased higher education attainment was a major contributor to years of rapid growth for our country.
Originally published: April 21, 2020
Author: Catharine B. Hill
Position: President Emerita
Institution: Vassar College
Published by: Inside Higher Ed