Universities: The President Who Wouldn't Get Mad

Two long-haired coeds, strumming guitar and banjo, sang "I ain't gonna study war no more" as some 400 students lounged, chatted, laughed and played cards in the offices and corridors of the six-story University of Chicago administration building. Signs propped against the walls suggested the cause for which students had invaded the place: to try to keep draft boards from inducting boys on the basis of class rank. One sign said, DON'T USE MY GRADES TO MURDER STUDENTS—meaning that students who get high marks make their inferiors more vulnerable to conscription. The demonstrators came prepared for a long siege, bringing...

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