Universities: How to Prevent Riots

After a series of campus uprisings, the University of California at Berkeley last January set up a joint student-faculty committee to study ways to avert future disorders. This week the committee—headed by Law Professor Caleb Foote and Graduate Student Henry E. Mayer—released a 250-page report that charged almost everybody involved in past troubles with pursuing "partisan ends" but also recommended some sound proposals as to how the school should govern itself.

The report was quite indiscriminate in its criticism of the present university setup. It argued that Governor Ronald Reagan was "consistently unfriendly" and that the regents had proved...

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