Coming Full Circle on Teaching Trump
In the heat of the 2016 presidential campaign I did a risky thing for a college president, particularly one whose office is two blocks away from the birthplace of the Republican Party in Ripon, Wis. Ignoring the (perhaps apocryphal) story about how the legendary basketball star and Nike spokesperson Michael Jordan declined to endorse a black Democrat running against the Republican senator Jesse Helms in North Carolina because "Republicans buy shoes too," I published an opinion essay in the Washington Post that explained how college professors ought to teach about Donald Trump during the coming fall semester.
Originally published: February 6, 2018
Author: Zach P. Messitte
Institution: Ripon College
Published by: The Chronicle of Higher Ed