Education: Blacks Beat Brown

Rumors of a takeover swept the campus. Despite a four-day student strike (TIME, April 28), Brown University trustees had rejected student demands that they reduce projected budget cuts and let undergraduates take part in making financial decisions for next year. Sure that some sort of student reaction was coming, school officials removed sensitive files from the main administration building and stored them in vaults. Some administrators quietly set up emergency offices in other buildings. Then on Thursday morning, a group of minority students (primarily black but including some Asians and Hispanics) converged on...

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