Election 2020

Trump Picked a Fight With Higher Ed. It’s Still Learning to Punch Back.

In the early-morning hours of November 9, 2016, Miriam Feldblum walked the grounds of Pomona College, where she was vice president for student affairs and dean of students, trying to assuage the fears of international students. Some were getting texts or calls from their parents overseas, who urged them to come back home before it was too late. Too late for what, none could say, but there was a palpable sense that they were targets.“Students were in distress,” Feldblum said.Donald J. Trump’s election the night before, which had followed a campaign that centered on building a wall at the U.S.
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