Universities: Calm at Columbia?

At first, it looked as if Columbia was going to have a dreary rerun of last spring's student disorders. On the third day of the fall semester, Mark Rudd, the suspended campus leader of Students for a Democratic Society, showed up for registration, and a group of S.D.S. militants demonstrated against the university's "racist and militaristic policies." Later, a band of students scuffled briefly with campus police; 400 radicals broke into a campus building to hold an illegal rally, and gathered to chant slogans outside the university president's mansion. In spite of...

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