Colleges: Somber Warning

San Francisco State once ranked among the top public colleges in the U.S. It is now a sad symbol of the American campus destroying itself. All sides can share the blame: the minority-group students who made extravagant "nonnegotiable" demands, the divided faculty, the administrators who temporized, the hard-line trustees, the police who broke S.F.'s bloody student strike last winter at a cost of 120 casualties and more than 730 arrests. The past, though, is less important than the future: Is the violence finally under control?

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