Dana speaks with Inside Higher Ed about campus discourse, politics

Robert Dana, vice president of student life and inclusive excellence and dean of students at the University of Maine, spoke to Inside Higher Ed about how presidential politics has influenced campus discourse over the years. “We spend a lot of time with students talking about their responsibility to be thought leaders and change makers, but to be effective at that, you have to be communitarian in your approach and you can’t be combative and disregarding the needs, rights and hopes of others,” he said. “A divided society is a society imperiled, so unity at the top of the ticket helps, and I’ve seen this since this election happened. People are extending olive branches.”