Education: Campus Meets Legislature

Like many legislatures elsewhere, the Illinois house of representatives has been fuming about campus disorder. So last week it called an extraordinary "committee of the whole" session to ask university presidents and student leaders why campuses are boiling over and what can be done about it. The 21-hour hearing was not the hostile inquisition some had feared it might become; responding to House Speaker Jack Walker's call for moderation, both sides were mild and thoughtful.

The Carbondale campus of Southern Illinois University has been closed since May 12, following a post-Kent State week...

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