Students: Protest in Reverse

The students are restless at Kentucky's Pikeville College, a small (enrollment: 1,200) Presbyterian-supported school in the heart of Appalachia. But not for the usual reasons. Oddly enough, the dissidents are protesting long-haired professors, women teachers in miniskirts, and a liberal president who wants to give students more freedom and make their education more relevant.

The main thrust of what one Pikeville senior proudly calls "the only right-wing student protest movement in the country" is against the progressive policies of Thomas Johns, 37, a former Little All-America football tackle (Hanover College, 1953) who became president 19 months ago. Johns hired 30...

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