Education: Sex and Mao At Princeton

Princeton's top administrators were unanimous in their contrition. "We goofed," said Vice President Anthony J. Maruca. "An error in judgment," echoed President William Bowen. "A serious error," added Trustee Chairman R. Manning Brown Jr.

That group admission of guilt was inspired by a 48 -page pamphlet rather innocuously entitled Birth Control Handbook. Princeton's Sex Education Counseling and Health Program (its barbaric acronym: SECH) had distributed some 6,000 copies in dormitories. What outraged conservative students and alumni was not the pamphlet's routine discussion of anatomy, conception, contraceptives and abortion but its fiery introduction....

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