How does it make you feel to know that 547,667 places in U.S. colleges were occupied by foreign students in the academic year just ended?
Seeing this quote prompted me to think several things. First, the answer: It makes me incredibly proud to be in service to higher education.
But then I pondered the decision of WashU to honor the author of that statement, not just with a platform, which I'd celebrate, but with a degree, before some of the very "foreign students" she would deny. And then, I felt very ashamed to be in service to higher education, if this is our practice.
Perhaps this is not an issue for a blog devoted to science, feminist philosophy, and environmental philosophy, but at such times, I feel compelled to reflect on the atmosphere in which we conduct our inquiry.