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Musings on the Purpose of Higher Education
While summer reading is normally light or frothy stuff for the beach, one of the more widely reviewed books of this past summer,
Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to A Meaningful Life
, was nothing of the sort.
Notes From the Road: My Summer State Tour of Ohio
E. Gordon Gee
President, The Ohio State University
The concept is simple: Rent a car from the university motor pool and enlist a bus full of energetic students to tour Ohio. Together, we bring a piece of this great university to the people of this great state.
The Morrill Act: A 19th Century Initiative With 21st Century Implications
Kenneth M. Quinn
Former Ambassador; President, World Food Prize Foundation
June 26 marked the culmination of a 46-day period during which we celebrated the sesquicentennial observance of three actions taken during the Civil War that today hold enormous promise as a model of international development and hunger alleviation for the 21st century.
Lincolnesque Vision Needed for USDA People's Gardens
An academic with the University of California, Agriculture and...
As a result of Lincoln's vision, a national department of agriculture was formed. Now, the USDA should lead the way in reviving a national gardening effort now. And we should all answer the call to service by participating.
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