E&D Presents author William Deresiewicz
Date: 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT October 13, 2014 Location: Council Chambers
Exploration & Discovery presents William Deresiewicz, a prominent writer who will speak about his recent, high-profile book Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life.
Monday, October 13th, 3:30pm
Council Chambers in Templeton
This event is free and open to the Lewis & Clark community.
“It might surprise the countless students competing for admission to Harvard, Yale, and Stanford that they could be fighting for a dubious prize. But in this probing indictment, a former Yale professor accuses America’s top universities of turning young people into tunnel-visioned careerists, adept at padding their résumés and filling their bank accounts but unprepared to confront life’s most important questions… . An urgent summons to a long-overdue debate over what universities do and how they do it.”—Booklist
“An unquestionably provocative book that hopefully leads to productive debate.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Deresiewicz’s critique of America’s most celebrated schools as temples of mercenary mediocrity is lucid, sharp-edged, and searching …. He poses vital questions about what college teaches—and why.” —Publishers Weekly