Universities: Angry Aftermath at Cal

The firing of Clark Kerr as president of the University of California was sudden and unexpected. But last week's reaction from Cal's faculty and students was entirely predictable: it was visceral and angry.

In a rare mood of harmony on the Berkeley campus, students massed near loudspeakers, sent up cheers as they heard their professors denounce the regents' dismissal of the university president. Assembled as the Academic Senate, 1,000 faculty members approved a resolution terming the action "reckless and precipitate" and amounting to "destructive political intervention" that "threatens the survival of the...

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