Submitted by Paul S. Statt

Anxiety, Values and Undergrad Education
Insider Higher Ed, April 16

"On Friday, [Columbia University] was host to a gathering of college presidents, professors, foundation officials and others to talk about who goes to college, who doesn’t and what they learn there...Participants noted the tremendous successes of American higher education, but a repeated theme was that American colleges are at some kind of juncture — at risk of going backwards (if they aren’t already) in their ability to be agents of what Anthony W. Marx, president of Amherst College, called one of their crucial roles in society: to provide “mobility based on merit.”