Political Interference in Higher Ed Is Becoming Endemic
For much of the past century, institutions of higher education have been described—and often derided—as ivory towers, detached from practical concerns. In reality, colleges and universities have always been enmeshed in issues facing the broader society. During the pandemic, interconnections with, dependence on and sometimes interference from federal, state and local governments and agencies have grown substantially.
Originally published: April 11, 2022
Author: David Wippman
Institution: Hamilton College
Published by: Inside Higher Ed