Students: Power to Participate

At countless U.S. colleges, angry students have threatened to disrupt their campuses in confrontations with administrators on the issue of student power. But not at the University of Pennsylvania, where the question is purely academic. In what President Gaylord P. Harnwell approvingly calls "a quiet revolution," carried out with neither malice nor militancy, students have been ushered into the corridors of power, and at Penn they now wield more control over their destinies than do their peers at other schools of its size (19,500).

The most effective shot in the revolution was a 42-page report issued in 1966 by...

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