The atmosphere of suspicion and insecurity created by the undermining of truth provides the perfect environment for President Trump’s recent actions on immigration. The American university’s future, indeed its most fundamental reason for being, is imperiled by a government that constructs walls on the Mexican border, restricts Muslim immigrants and denigrates the idea of America as a destination for refugees.
Read the whole opinion piece for an interesting take on the responsibilities of universities by Leon Botstein, the president of Bard College.
I think the new atmosphere of blatant lies coming out of the Executive branch of American government is indeed a call to arms for universities. I wonder, what can and should EdLab do to respond?