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AHA in the News

Jim Grossman, AHA executive director, and Edward Ayers, AHA member and president emeritus of the University of Richmond, were quoted in an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education concerning the recent protests by white supremacists at the University of Virginia and the ensuing violence. Grossman and Ayers commented on what makes universities such popular targets for the far right and how university administrators can prepare for future disruptions. Because of their status as “open places” and the concentration of those with opposing views, college campuses will continue to find themselves at the center of similar events. “All you can really do is be ready,” Ayers stated, emphasizing the need to protect students, faculty, and staff as a priority.