President Roth writes a college essay; is everybody’s daddy

roth2The Wall Street Journal asked some university presidents to write essays answering one of the admission application questions for their schools.

Our own Michael Roth was among them, answering the question “Indicate a person who has had a significant influence on you, and describe that influence“.

He wrote about his older brother, who died at the age of 5 before Roth was born. Read the essay here.

Roth also wrote an op-ed in the Boston Globe last week about how the campus crisis in the wake of last month’s shooting brought out the helicopter parent in him.

[Thanks to Leslie Wentworth for the tip.]

8 thoughts on “President Roth writes a college essay; is everybody’s daddy

  1. Anonymous

    WSJ said they picked from each college’s app. but Wes uses the common app, with no supplement.

  2. Anonymous

    WSJ said they picked from each college’s app. but Wes uses the common app, with no supplement.

  3. Anonymous

    I think the WSJ just assigned generic college-essay-type prompts, not specific ones from each president’s college. I could be wrong though.

  4. Anonymous

    I think the WSJ just assigned generic college-essay-type prompts, not specific ones from each president’s college. I could be wrong though.

  5. Anonymous

    a choice from the common app I think, or the “choose your own” option maybe?

  6. Anonymous

    a choice from the common app I think, or the “choose your own” option maybe?

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