Universities: How Much Power?

U.S. campuses these days resound to a chorus of cries for student power. But what role do the students want to play in influencing university affairs? Some youthful revolutionaries, of course, are simply using the university as a platform to assault U.S. society as a whole, and even the most outspoken advocates of student power stop short of wanting to govern a university. Basically, today's undergraduate rebels hope to be taken seriously as a responsible voice in shaping their university—which means influencing basic policy decisions, securing better teachers, helping create a...

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