Essays and Commentary

Presidents corner: How can courage breathe new life into a classic liberal arts education? University Business, September 2023

A Higher Calling Liberal Education, Winter 2023

Teaching Conversational Skills Through Scaffolding Inside Higher Ed, October 2022

“Bridging Divides in America” American Academy of Arts and Sciences, May 2022

“A Surprising Fruit of Our Pandemic Semester,” Inside Higher Ed, December 2020

Every Campus Should Address Climate Risk Inside Higher Ed, March 2019

“The Right Way to Protect Free Speech on Campus,” Wall Street Journal, June 9, 2017

Community Remarks

Baccalaureate 2024, Class of 2024

“You Are No Longer in Isolation” Baccalaureate, Class of 2023

Intellect Is Not Wisdom, Convocation, September 2021

Educating During a Recovery, Address to Faculty, September 2021

Free Speech, Inclusivity, and the Public Sphere, Address to Faculty, April 2017

World as Dreamt, World as Is, Bread Loaf School of English Commencement, August 2016

The Language Pledge and Its Power, Language Schools Commencement, August 2016

Determined, Engaged Optimism, Inaugural, October 2015

Language, Policy, and Social Change, Monterey Keynote, October 2015

Rootedness and Restlessness, Campus Community Address, November 2014