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An explanation of the campus protests

3 May 2024

12:04 AM

3 May 2024

12:04 AM

A friend wrote me to ask, “Why is this mess happening on campus?” Here is my response.

Let me offer some thoughts, as a long-time professor, in hopes they spur your own.

Let’s begin with something apolitical: young people love expressions of group solidarity. Some protests are like football games, held conveniently in the spring when spirits soar.

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