Education: Bok's Broadside

Harvard vs. divestiture

"The divestiture movement is developing into the Viet Nam issue of the late 1970s," says exiled black South African Dennis Brutus, professor of English at Northwestern, and a leader of the campaign to get universities to ditch stock of companies doing business in South Africa. The universities of Massachusetts and Wisconsin, among others, have responded to student demands that such stock be sold to protest South Africa's apartheid policies, while debate over the issue has caused demonstrations at Princeton, Stanford and Columbia. But in an open letter to students...

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