Faust makes ‘the case for college’ - Harvard Gazette

In the face of mounting concerns about the cost and value of college, higher education continues to be the most effective route to economic and personal success, Harvard President Drew Faust argued during an address in Dallas today to nearly 500 high school students, teachers, and guidance counselors.

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“Because of President Faust and the amazing professors, role models, and friends I had in college, I found myself having experiences I never thought possible before I left Salado, Texas,” said Rooney, currently a student at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. “As an 18-year-old going off to college, I thought for sure I would become an Olympic track star and a mathematician, but I ended in Borneo hiking in the rain forest, studying ...”

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