Education: The Crisis Managers

"I am sick!" cried Dr. William J. McGill, president of Columbia University. As he spoke, helmeted New York City policemen were wading into a crowd of some 500 student demonstrators, pushing, shoving and chasing them with their clubs. McGill had summoned the police only to disperse the demonstrators, but when the students started throwing rocks, eggs and bottles, about 35 patrolmen broke ranks and charged. Shaken at the sight, McGill ordered the charge halted. "Captain, get them out of here," he shouted. By the time the skirmish was over, there were 14 people...

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