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.
With a great college education, we can liberate ourselves to think and speak freely, a lifelong project that’s core to our humanity. But how can students do the work needed to break free and develop their own voices?
When our graduates do remarkable work it reminds colleges that who we educate matters, that how well we teach counts, and that our work can make deeper differences than we will see when the students are within our grasp.