Universities: Conclusions About Cornell

The nation will long be haunted by the specter of the armed rebellion on the campus of Cornell University for six days last April. Still fresh are the images of black students seizing Willard Straight Hall for 35 hours and emerg ing with shotguns and rifles only after the administration had capitulated to their demand for amnesty.

What were the underlying causes of student unrest that brought Cornell to such a time of agony? And how well was the university prepared to deal with the trouble when it finally boiled up? A...

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