A Long, Hot Summer on Campus

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Scott D. Miller, the President of Virginia Wesleyan University, has written a guest column for the Virginian-Pilot with the same title as this post.

After providing an overview of what a university president’s summer routine typically involves, he writes: “Then there’s this summer — which to me is exceptionally hot, volatile, uncertain. The atomic particles in and around higher education seem as super-charged as those up in the clouds over my home on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in Ocean View.”

In the next several paragraphs, he discusses the political uncertainty that characterizes almost every election year and has especially characterized this very volatile election year. He then discusses the impact of the Department of Labor’s new overtime rules on how colleges and universities function—which, frankly, seems a somewhat odd thing to focus upon unless university staff are routinely working more than 40-hour weeks and not being compensated for…

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