Remarks & Writings
November 8, 2013; Columbus, Ohio -- So who gets an English degree these days anyway?
In a story in Columbus Business First, President Adam Weinberg answers questions about the importance of the liberal arts model in 21st century higher education. Included in the Q&A article are thoughtful and relevant opinions on STEM and the humanities, as well as career opportunities earning potential for liberal arts graduates.
October 11, 2013; Granville, Ohio -- The Importance of a Well-Directed Course of Education: An Inaugural Address
For the title of his Inaugural Address, President Adam Weinberg drew from the remarks delivered in 1831 by the Rev. George C. Sedwick in the meetinghouse of Granville's Baptist Church to launch what would become Denison University. He chose the title because it suggests continuity across 180 years; because Denison always has been Denison; and because it always has been driven by a missionary zeal to provide an education that matters. Dr. Wienberg touches on purpose and passion, as well as his newfound affection for Denison and Denisonians.
September 13, 2013; Granville, Ohio -- Not just a place to sleep: An opinion piece in Inside Higher Ed
Within two weeks of the start of his first semester as president of Denison University, Dr. Adam Weinberg submitted an opinion piece to Inside Higher Ed. That essay emphasizes the need for residential colleges to cast their residence halls as primary sites for civic learning, and was published on September 13, 2013. Founded in 2004, Inside Higher Ed is an online source for news and opinion for all of higher education. The founders, writers and editors developed a new platform for providing information for professionals in academe that highlights news and feature stories, provocative daily commentary, areas for comment on every article and practical career columns.
August 25, 2013; Granville, Ohio -- Welcome to Denison: A message to our incoming students
The official installation of some 600 first-year students came from President Weinberg as he welcomed his ‘first class’ to the campus in the college's traditional Class Induction ceremonies on the Reese~Shackelford Common. In an address that encouraged the new students to be "architects" of their Denison experience, he remarked that academics are the foundation of their liberal arts education, and that members of the incoming class should accept scholarly challenges, follow their hearts and embrace their new community.
August 13, 2013; Granville, Ohio -- Preparing a generation to do public work: A talk to the Ohio Campus Compact
President Weinberg delivered the keynote address at the annual meeting of the Ohio Campus Compact, which took place on the Denison campus. The Ohio Campus Compact is a statewide non-profit coalition of 47 college and universities working to promote and develop the civic purposes of higher education. Dr. Weinberg's talk was centered on connecting campus and community. In his speech, he traced higher education to its civic roots, and discussed colleges' obligation to capitalize on opportunities for civic learning, their position in capturing the jobs debate, and recalibrating the relationship between campuses and communities.