The price of col­lege has been sky­rock­eting for years — many pri­vate schools are closing in on $60,000 a year once you factor in books, manda­tory fees, and housing. And, online courses are now pro­lif­er­ating: we’re facing obvious ques­tions: what will happen to the tra­di­tional uni­ver­sity? The quad? The pro­fes­sors? And, per­haps most impor­tantly, the stu­dents? Are we living at an inflec­tion point?

The time when col­lege began a new phase — though we may not have noticed it hap­pening. Well, who would know better than those who run uni­ver­si­ties? Kara Miller speaks with col­lege pres­i­dents of North­eastern Uni­ver­sity and Tufts Uni­ver­sity on Boston Public Radio


Lawrence Bacow, former pres­i­dent of Tufts Uni­ver­sity
Joseph Aoun, pres­i­dent of North­eastern University

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