The career cost of resisting political pressure is not as high as leaders fear
As the battles continue between the right-wing outrage machine and outstanding higher education institutions – mostly publics in red states – the latters’ presidents face a familiar conundrum. Should they appease the critics to preserve their jobs or push back and risk being replaced by someone who will do more damage?
Originally published: March 30, 2023
Author: Holden Thorp
Position: Former Chancellor
Institution: University of North Carolina
Published by: Times Higher Education