Universities: Columbia: Threat of Chaos

Despite the bitter violence of last spring's rebellion, Columbia University's summer session has been surprisingly placid. Student radicals quietly conducted their own "Summer Liberation School" in a university-owned frat house, enticing nearly 600 young activists to such courses as racism in textbooks and Marxist philosophy. An uncoordinated assortment of trustee, alumni, faculty and student committees ponderously probed the campus problems —but to such little effect that chaos is likely to greet the reopening of classes next month.

Remote Powers. Despite the need to ease tension on the campus, the administration of...