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Forbes Articles

In addition to authoring articles and opinion pieces for a variety of publications, Franklin & Marshall College President Daniel R. Porterfield is a contributing writer for Forbes. An archive of those essays and opinion pieces appears here.

    • The Future For Today's College Graduates Is Uncertain...But They Can Handle It
    • May 5, 2014 5:23 PM
    • May is college graduation season, and soon thousands of seniors will stride across the stage in an American ritual. It’s tempting to separate today’s graduates into two camps: the secure and the unsettled. The former have landed jobs in established fields, spots in coveted graduate programs, or placements in prestigious opportunities [...]
    • The Neglected Mission of U.S. Higher Education
    • April 24, 2014 3:39 PM
    • With the nation debating models and metrics for the federal government’s rating of America’s more than 4,000 colleges and universities, there’s one crucial area that no one talks about measuring: higher education’s role in preparing some of today’s most academically-promising 18-22 year-olds to succeed in high-level graduate and professional education, [...]