People, Apr. 6, 1959

As Yale's President A. Whitney Griswold struggled to patch up relations between his students and New Haven cops—askew after last month's snowball-and-night-stick war (TIME, March 30)—an old grad unkindly recalled some carefree words addressed to a student mob in 1951, less than a year after Griswold had taken office. Said the president, in the green days of administrative youth: "I love a riot . . . I loved them when I was an undergraduate . . . I can yield to no one the record of smashed light bulbs . . ."

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