New This Week

A new week means new books! Today marks the official pub day for Our Higher Calling: Rebuilding the Partnership between America and Its Colleges and Universities, second edition by Holden Thorp and Buck Goldstein. Now available in paperback this second edition includes a new preface by the authors.

“Compelling…. Thorp and Goldstein outline a blueprint for trustees, presidents, faculty and students to follow to rebuild higher education for a new century.”—Jeffrey J. Selingo, Washington Post

“What can higher education do to reverse public and political skepticism about it—even hostility toward it? More than anything, say Holden Thorp and Buck Goldstein, American higher education must work to restore the compact that has long underpinned it—a tacit agreement in which academe produces knowledge and well-educated citizens in exchange for stable public investment and the autonomy to get on with its job.”—The Chronicle of Higher Education