A panel of veteran journalists will discuss public and journalistic scrutiny of the value of higher education to society during a concurrent session at ACE2019.
The session will be produced by the Education Writers Association (EWA), a professional organization of members of the media who cover education at all levels, and moderated by Kim Clark, EWA assistant director. A trio of reporters will join Clark: Kaitlin Mulhere, special projects editor, Money magazine; Alia Wong, staff writer, The Atlantic; and Eric Stirgus, education reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
They will discuss the growing focus on financial costs and returns for students. They will also explain how they approach the larger questions of the “value” of higher education to society. After the session, the conversation will continue during a reception in the same room. The session and reception are supported by RW Jones Agency.
Other ACE2019 sessions include:
- Two nationally prominent experts on race and racism, Beverly Daniel Tatum and Robin DiAngelo, discussing the role of race in America and on college campuses during the Monday Morning Plenary;
- Author Tara Westover exploring her best-selling memoir Educated and the transformative power of education during the Monday Luncheon Plenary; and
- Other concurrent panels also featuring journalists examining important higher education issues: What Keeps You Up at Night: Inside Higher Ed's 2019 Survey of Presidents; and The Chronicle of Higher Education will discuss the publication’s 2019 Trends Report looking at the many forces—political, financial, demographic—putting higher education under pressure.
ACE2019 will begin Saturday, March 9, at 5 p.m., with the International Welcome and Networking Reception. Other events that evening include the ACE Women’s Leadership Dinner (tickets required), featuring Teresa Younger, president and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women, and a reception for presidents and chancellors.
Sunday morning will feature two sessions just for presidents and chancellors, as well as concurrent sessions open to all attendees. A new Sunday Luncheon Plenary will take place that day ahead of the 5 p.m. Robert H. Atwell Plenary address, named by the ACE Board of Directors for the former ACE president who served from 1984 to 1996.
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