‘Everybody Is Biting Their Nails’: College Leaders Weigh Response as Nation Holds Its Breath
Lindsay Ellis, The Chronicle of Higher Education
This year, college presidents have juggled the health risks of operating in a pandemic, financial losses, and responding to calls for racial equity. Now it is unclear how long it will be before there is a president-elect.
By Wednesday evening, Joseph R. Biden Jr., the former vice president and Democratic nominee, appeared close to securing the 270 electoral votes necessary to claim the office. Meanwhile, President Trump has vowed to challenge results that are unfavorable to his candidacy. An ugly and unprecedented few weeks or months are not impossible. College presidents say they expect to be called upon for calm and stability—and some may speak out as civic leaders.