Opinion | Should colleges and universities speak on political issues?

Today, as Brian Rosenberg, former president of Macalester College, puts it, presidents regularly issue statements about “Racism and xenophobia, climate change and voting rights, the future of democracy and the response to a pandemic: No day goes by without demands on some campus that the institution take a position and competing demands that taking a position is inconsistent with the role of the university.”

As leaders, they have sought to raise awareness of that impact, and to ensure that the community coheres around an ethos of care and connection, in spite of the differences and tensions that events like those in the Middle East cause on their campuses.

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