Why college leaders should get political sometimes

When a policy or an argument or a political platform — or a candidate — is antithetical or threatening to the fundamental educational mission of the institution, then in my view it is the responsibility of the president to say so publicly. Put another way, silence in the face of such threats is a failure of leadership.

Macalester College President Brian Rosenberg in The Huffington Post on why he as a college leader has chosen to speak out against the policies of Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum.

Read his full essay here.