Liberal Arts

The State of Things
11:50 am
Tue July 15, 2014

A New Kind Of Leader For Guilford College

Guilford College president Jane Fernandes
Credit Ben Jenkins


Guilford College made history when its administration chose Jane Fernandes as their new president. 

Fernandes is the college's first female leader, and one of the first deaf presidents of an American college or university. 

She most recently served as provost at UNC-Asheville for three years, but has had a long career in education. She has been an administrator or faculty member at four other universities, from Honolulu to Boston.

Along the way, she has pushed for better collaboration between the deaf and the hearing communities.

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The State of Things
11:50 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Is Higher Education Still Worth It?

Appalachian State University aerial photo of campus and surrounding mountains with snow in Boone, North Carolina taken on March 8, 2013
Credit David Oppenheimer / Performance Impressions Photography Archives

A panel of guests discusses the value of higher education.

Student loan debt has reached a trillion dollars in this country, and Congress has been unable to prevent the interest rates of some federally subsidized student loans from doubling. With the skyrocketing cost of higher education, is it still worth it?

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