University presidents pitch in as professors

You roll into class with your cup of coffee, grab a seat and open up your laptop. The professor at the front of the room is one of the most well-known and powerful people on campus, the university president, says Jenna Johnson, columnist for the Washington Post. Do you act differently? Raise your hand more often? Never to skip? Suck up a little more than usual? Or do you act the same as you do in all classes? Last week I sat in on a sociology class at the University of Virginia that was taught by President Teresa Sullivan. (Here’s my story that ran in today’s paper.) Several of her students said they have quickly gotten to know her, offered their ideas for bettering the university and learned from her life experiences…

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