Research: A Policy of Protest

MARCH 4 IS A MOVEMENT, NOT A DAY

In an era of inflammatory campus slogans, the message on the red-and-white buttons being passed out at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology last week seemed mild enough. Yet it symbolized the emergence of what may well be the most specialized protest group in the academic world today: university scientists and engineers.

The M.I.T. protesters are calling on their own colleagues and on scientists and engineers all over the U.S. to forgo their normal research activities on March 4 and to spend the day dis cussing their...

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