What to Do When It’s Your Crisis
Many years ago, when I was a new assistant professor at Ohio State University, a member of the marching band lost his life in a freak accident. During the following Saturday’s football game, Harold L. Enarson, the university’s president, spoke to tens of thousands of assembled Buckeye fans, expressing his profound sorrow for the young man’s death and offering condolences to his family. Soon thereafter, I read of a civil lawsuit filed against Ohio State over the incident, in which Enarson’s words were taken to be acknowledgment of the university’s culpability.
Originally published: January 26, 2018
Author: James C. Garland
Position: President Emeritus
Institution: Miami University of Ohio
Published by: The Chronicle of Higher Ed