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Joseph W. Bruno
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Joseph W. Bruno, Ph.D., is the president of Marietta College, a private liberal arts college in southeast Ohio. He possesses a doctorate in organometallic chemistry from Northwestern University and an undergraduate degree from Augustana College. Prior to Marietta, he was a member of the faculty and administration at Wesleyan University for 28 years.

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Rating System a Bust for Lifelong Education Benefits

(0) Comments | Posted February 7, 2014 | 11:46 AM

There are certain purchases we make in life that can be bought at any discount store because those items, though wholly necessary at the moment, are designed to be used up and discarded. On the contrary, there are investments that must span a lifetime.

With that in mind, I am...

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Service Learning is Key

(1) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 10:17 AM

When college students transfer or drop out of an institution, critics are quick to suggest that today's colleges are too expensive and aren't giving students what they want or need.

Their argument leads to the support of online learning, particularly that Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are the answer to...

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Government Too Inconsistent, Contradictory to Run Higher Education

(2) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 5:18 PM

In my favorite literary opening, Charles Dickens noted that "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness..." It is tempting to think of that perspective as I reflect on the current state of higher...

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Job-Ready Graduates Are a Big Need in U.S. and Internationally

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2013 | 1:08 PM

Minutes after I finished speaking at a conference in Beijing this summer, a group of students stopped me in the hallway. In the midst of my first visit as the President of Marietta College to Beijing and our partner institution, the University of International Relations, I hoped I hadn't committed...

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