Author Paul Tough Visits Arrupe College
On October 21, 2019, Fr. Steve Katsouros, S.J., Founding Dean and Executive Director of Arrupe College, hosted a reception and conversation with New York Times Bestselling Author Paul Tough. Nearly 60 people attended the event, where Tough discussed his new book, The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us, and shared his thoughts on the higher education landscape and why Arrupe College is a model that should be replicated across the country.
As Tough shared that night:
“Arrupe is showing…that unlikely college students can succeed and not just at the skilled trades, but in a liberal arts education that is going to prepare them for jobs in the knowledge economy. I feel like Fr. Katsouros would be the first to point out, Arrupe has not answered all of these questions, has not solved all of these problems yet; but I think both the initial results and progress that is being made here is really encouraging and important.”