Education: Looking Out for No. 1

For blacks on campus, separatism yields to careerism

For the first time since the U.S. invasion of Cambodia nine years ago, officials at Dartmouth College had to cancel classes in response to student protest. The chief issue: charges of racism by Dartmouth's black students and other minorities, who hurled black and red paint at the traditional Winter Carnival Ice Sculpture. "Without tearing something up or hurting someone," said Black Student Leader Donald O'Bannon, "it was the most dramatic thing we could do."

Some of the causes of the trouble were specific—demands for more tenured...

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