Out on the Balcony: Thinking Beyond the Crisis
If there is something the Italians have taught us during this time of crisis, it is that balconies can be a powerful symbol of resilience. My point is not that higher education leaders need to start singing and dancing across balconies -- although if there ever was a time for sectorwide community spirit and collaboration, it is now. Rather, I’m invoking the balcony metaphor to remind us of the important task of taking a step back from the action to shift our attention to the big picture.
Originally published: April 1, 2020
Author: Scott S. Cowen
Position: President Emeritus
Institution: Tulane University
Published by: Inside Higher Ed