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