Students: Crackdown on Protesters

Harvard decided last week that there is a point at which student demonstrations against the Viet Nam war go beyond what a university can tolerate. That point is when protests physically interfere with the freedom of others.

On this ground, school officials placed 74 students on probation for their "forcible obstruction" of a Dow Chemical Company recruiter on campus (TIME, Nov. 3). Probation means that the students must attend all classes, cannot hold office in campus organizations or perform in a dramatic or musical production or compete in intercollegiate athletics.

Explaining Harvard's action,...

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