Universities: The Failure of a Peacemaker

"The president of the University of California takes his final exam every month," said Clark Kerr to a group of reporters last week. "I've taken lots of them and passed. This time I didn't." Indeed not. By a vote of 14 to 8, Cali fornia's board of regents had just de cided to dismiss Kerr after eight years as head of the nation's largest university.

Kerr's firing was not all that much of a surprise; many of the regents have openly blamed him for failing to pre vent two years of intermittent disorder...

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