Joe Knippenberg here and here
brought up some serious issues a few days ago. These issues--having to do with a liberal education and what we can (or should) expect from a college president--are very important, of course. A number of people have said they want to respond to this and have a conversation about it, yet are slow to respond, in part, because of the immediate end-of-semester schedules. So, while I expect further reflection on these matters, I dont think it will get serious for another few weeks.
Yet, to help things along, I am including the following pieces from the Ashbrook web site. Christopher Flannery wrote Liberal Arts and Liberal Education a few years back. And David Foster wrote On the Goal of Liberal Education last year.
And this, Educating Citizens (somewhat longer), was a chapter in a book, now much revised, is also by Christopher Flannery.