How to Protect and Promote Campus Civility
As every American knows, COVID-19 is still filling hospitals, inflation is at a 40-year high, employers are rethinking plans for in-person learning and work, and political polarization seems intractable. Tempers are short; civility is less and less in evidence. Every day brings new stories of passengers brawling on planes, patients harassing hospital staff, school board meetings descending into chaos and customers yelling at store and restaurant workers—all part of “the great chorus of American consumer outrage, 2021 style” described in a recent New York Times article.
Originally published: February 7, 2022
Author: David Wippman
Institution: Hamilton College
Published by: Inside Higher Ed