Students take turns to have pictures with Western president and provost for Undergraduate Research Day

When I was at college in China in the late 1980s and early 1990s, I was never able to see my college president in person. Later when Chinese university presidents are becoming less and less secretive, the chances for students to meet with their presidents face-to-face are still rare. One of those rare chances would be seeing university presidents deliver scripted official speeches at graduation ceremonies.

Western Illinois University students are clearly luckier than their counterparts in China. They have abundant opportunities here to meet with top administrators. Continue reading