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With Postelection Tensions Running High, College Presidents Carefully Choose Their Words


For months, some students at Central Washington University had been telling James L. Gaudino that they were concerned about how the outcome of the presidential election might affect their personal safety and determine their future.

So once the election was over last week, Mr. Gaudino, the institution’s president, knew he had to write a message to the campus, a community that includes students in the groups of people whom Donald J. Trump, the president-elect, alienated during his campaign.

"Student concerns were the driving force behind my letter," says Mr. Gaudino. "I wanted to write everyone and say, It’s going to be OK. We’re going to get through this."

Read more of this story in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

November 21, 2016