Universities: Self-Criticism at Cal

When things get sticky, the impulse of a board of governors is to "get a report." After last fall's student disorders at the University of California, the regents commissioned not one but two reports. The first, made last month by Regent Theodore Meyer and urging tightened student discipline, was a bit of a bomb; nobody objected violently or approved heartily. The second, released last week by investigators under Regent William Forbes, was a bit of a bombshell; it laid the university's troubles mostly on the regents and the administration and let the...

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