This week I have read, with fascination, accounts of the recents events at the University of Missouri. As someone who wrote a novel on antiwar activism I found that the outcome, including resignations of the university system’s two most senior officials, to be so different than the outcomes of events of nearly a half century ago.
But the ways in which the leadership ona college campus handles political activism can tell a prospective student and their family a lot about a school.
Political activism takes place in different forms on a college campus.
How it happens depends on:
The experience of attending school on a politically active college campus is one that students should not miss, even for those who do not plan to become involved in politics in later life. Americans live in a democratic country where they not only have the right to vote without repercussions; they also have the right to read about and consider multiple viewpoints. Americans have fought to add upon and defend those rights, in many cases with their lives. Every college student should learn what those rights truly mean, even if s/he decides not to exercise them.
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