Q&A with William Deresiewicz

No stranger to the Claremont Colleges, William Deresiewicz spoke at Claremont McKenna College’s Athenaeum Monday night—the writer’s fifth trip to Claremont since 2010. This time, however, Deresiewicz arrives as a New York Times bestselling author after the summer release of his book Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and

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Critic of Elite Education Targets ‘Leadership’ at CMC

Amid the resources of the 5Cs, many consider that students in the consortium—along with students at other elite colleges—are in a position of privilege. But perhaps none have articulated this sentiment as strongly as William Deresiewicz, the vocal critic of American higher education and author of Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the

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Deresiewicz and CMC’s Problematic Priorities

I love going to hear guest speakers. They allow me to procrastinate on my schoolwork without being nagged by the feeling that I’m wasting my time on frivolous, non-educational activities. As a result, I’ve been to Claremont McKenna College’s Athenaeum at least a dozen times so far this semester and

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William Deresiewicz, Podlich Fellow, Speaks About Public Writing and Higher Education

Claremont McKenna College welcomed William Deresiewicz as the new Podlich Fellow Oct. 27. Deresiewicz is an essayist, literary critic, and author who has drawn attention for his essays that criticize top-tier U.S. colleges for being elitist institutions that have lost sight of providing a strong education to all Americans. Through

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