Education: Mass Protest

The scene was reminiscent of the '60s, but this time the sit-in was peaceful and the administration sympathetic. Upset by recent racial incidents, including an alleged attack by five white students on two blacks, nearly 200 minority students at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst took over the school's Afro-American Center for 5 1/2 days and demanded greater efforts to fight campus racism. Last week, after 14 hours of negotiations with University Chancellor Joseph Duffey, the protest ended when Duffey agreed to many demands, including a new disciplinary procedure that would make involvement in & a racial episode cause for immediate...

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