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Trends affecting higher ed focus of talk on Oct. 3

Posted 09/19/19

Jeffrey SelingoTrends impacting the future of higher education will be discussed when Fitchburg State University welcomes author Jeffrey J. Selingo to campus for a talk at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 in the main lounge at Hammond Hall, 160 Pearl St. Admission is free and open to the public for this event, which is part of the University’s 125th anniversary celebration. There will be a reception and book signing after the talk.

With parents, students, and politicians increasingly focused on the return on investment of a college degree, Selingo offers a hopeful, inspiring blueprint for how students can make the most of their undergraduate years and how colleges and universities will evolve to better meet the needs of society in the 21st Century.

Selingo has written about higher education for two decades. He is the author of three books, including the New York Times bestseller, There Is Life After College: What Parents and Students Should Know About Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow. He is currently working on his next book about a year in the life of college admissions-who gets in and why-to be published by Simon & Schuster in 2020. He is also a contributing writer at the Washington Post and The Atlantic, and a professor of practice and special advisor at Arizona State University as well as a visiting scholar at Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities.

Selingo is the former top editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education, where he worked for 16 years in a variety of reporting and editing roles. His work has been honored with awards from the Education Writers Association, Society of Professional Journalists, and the Associated Press.

The event is collectively sponsored by the University’s Divisions of Student Affairs, Finance and Administration, Institutional Advancement and Academic Affairs.

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