Students: Crisis after Calm

For a time, calm seemed to be returning to Columbia University. Last week, though, the troubled Morningside Heights campus was shaken by another ugly, brutal pitched battle between students and police—providing a clear indication that the university's problems are far from over.

Until the night of bloodshed, the university seemed to be on the road to recovery. Faculty and administrators were getting down to the first serious talks about reform, and when student rebels occupied a university-owned tenement on Morningside Heights to protest conditions in the building, police managed to break up...

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