October 17, 2008
Is Campus Activism DeadÂ â€” or Just Misguided?
A President Wonders Where the Campus Radicals Are Now
With the average age of college presidents a hair above 60 years old, a large portion of today's campus leaders were undergraduate or graduate students during the heightened years of protest in the 1960s and early 1970s. As a student during those protest-laden times, I spoke out about peace, the Vietnam War, civil rights, and the status of women. But today, as a university president, I am generally disheartened at the nature of