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March 27th 2017:21st Century Liberal Arts: An Interview with Connecticut College President Katherine Bergeron

In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Katherine Bergeron, president of Connecticut College. Since taking up the presidency in January 2014, Katherine has initiated and carried through a massive college-wide curriculum overhaul designed to update the liberal arts for the complexities of the 21st century. Join Katherine and Dave as they discuss Connecticut's Connections curriculum, how they got the curriculum off the ground, the impact on students and faculty, as well as Katherine's global vision for the liberal arts.

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Katherine Bergeron

Katherine Bergeron is the 11th president of Connecticut College. From her first year in office, she has supported the development of a bold new venture in integrative education. The resulting vision, called Connections, requires all students to make deeper linkages between the work they do in courses, in jobs, & in the world, in order to prepare them for leadership in an era of change: liberal arts for the interconnected world. Before coming to Connecticut College, Bergeron was dean of the college at Brown University. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wesleyan University, Bergeron earned master’s and doctoral degrees in music history from Cornell University, and is the author of numerous schola
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