I've been on a 20-year mission to revive rhetoric among selective colleges, with mixed success. While Thank You for Arguing is among the top 10 books assigned at Harvard, my own alma mater, Middlebury College, has been a little slower.
The good news is, an indomitable theater professor is leading the charge. If you're interested in bringing rhetoric to your own school, follow what this guy is doing.
Read the story about Dana Yeaton here.