For this special feature, we invited the presidents of the region’s leading institutions of higher education to respond to the following: The American Civil Liberties Union has written that “An open society depends on liberal education, and the whole enterprise of liberal education is founded on the principle of free speech.” Yet surveys…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2018
  • Sub Heading College and university presidents tackle how to protect the fundamental right
I grew up in Bluefield, W.Va., a town of about 16,000, which had no “wrong side” of the tracks — because it was all tracks, for trains moving coal out of southern West Virginia. I lived there with my mother, stepfather and three brothers. Three out of four of my grandparents were immigrants — from Italy, Belgium…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading A life’s recounting in the subject’s own words
  • Sidebar Title Esther L. Barazzone, Ph. D.
  • Sidebar Sub Title Educator & Administrator
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    Chatham University, President & CEO (1992 – present)

    Philadelphia University, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean (198792)

    Swarthmore College, Associate Provost and Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (198387);

    University of Pennsylvania, Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (198283)

    Hamilton and Kirkland Colleges, Clinton, N.Y., Faculty member (197481)

What do you wish you could tell young people who are considering applying for college?

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading We asked 19 of the region’s top admissions officers to respond to this question:
Susan Rogers is vice chancellor for communications at the University of Pittsburgh. She comes to Pittsburgh from Dallas, where she was vice president for university advancement at The University of Texas at Dallas. Previously, she was associate vice chancellor for university relations in the office of advancement at the University of Arkansas and…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading Professionals new to Pittsburgh
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