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Anatomy of a Demand

The young people Jael Kerandi saw at the protest may one day be University of Minnesota students. They deserve better than what I had, she thought.It was one day after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on George Floyd’s neck, killing him. The intersection where that happened was mere miles from the campus that Kerandi, the student-body president, called home. Something had to change, and she had a platform to make a demand.Kerandi returned home to her apartment. Soon after, she sent a letter to the university administration demanding that it halt any partnerships with the Minneapolis Police Department. Respond in
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Pandemic Judgment

There’s Father Jenkins, seated in a shoulder-to-shoulder crowd in the White House Rose Garden.There’s Father Jenkins, shaking someone’s hand.There’s Father Jenkins, alongside the Rev. Franklin Graham, the evangelical leader who, earlier that day, had led thousands of people in a prayer march on the National Mall.There.And there.And there … is the Rev. John I. Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame, in the middle of a crowd, in the middle of a pandemic, without a mask. The Rev. John I. Jenkins has spurred a crisis of confidence that illustrates the peculiar leadership land mines of the Covid-19 era. Jenkins’s
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