A Letter From The Publisher: Apr. 18, 1969

HARVARD, Columbia, Berkeley,Chicago . . . The lengthening roster of university campuses that have been roiled by student dissent reads like the latest assignment sheet for TIME news bureaus. Correspondents from San Francisco to Boston were busy interviewing university presidents, faculty and students as they gathered material for this week's cover story on the Harvard eruption and the crisis of U.S. universities in general.

As the week ended, the Boston contingent was busiest of all. "When the Harvard story broke," reported Bureau Chief Gavin Scott, "I was on assignment in London. Getting home was a mishap on...

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