Bowdoin’s Dorn Discusses New Book, ‘For the Common Good’ (Inside Higher Education)

Charles Dorn

Inside Higher Ed editor Scott Jaschik interviews Professor of Education Charles Dorn about his new book, For the Common Good: A New History of Higher Education.

The book examines four time periods, from the 18th century to today, in which Dorn argues higher education has evolved to meet society’s changing needs. Over these two centuries, colleges and universities shifted their focus from civic-mindedness to practicality, commercialism, and affluence. Read the interview in Inside Higher Ed and read more about the book in Bowdoin News.

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