The image of American college students celebrating Osama Bin Laden’s death in streets across the nation was not a particular surprise, report Alma College President Jeff Abernathy for the Washington Post. Most of these students have lived with the loss of the World Trade Center for more than half of their lives, and Bin Laden was, as one Boston University student told an NPR reporter, our Lord Voldemort. But the endless images of college students celebrating a major military accomplishment left me grasping to recall the last time American students were so deeply animated by international political events. We might use the moment to reflect on troubling trends in our colleges and universities…

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