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Campus Unrest / Columbia #442110

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 26, 1968
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(Studio) Last spring, Columbia University shut down when radical students took over campus bldgs. 400 students arrested and suspended. Amnesty offered to 3/4 over summer and University gets new President
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(NYC) September 12, 1968, demonstration shown. Students try to force way into faculty mtgs. and disrupt regis., but they failed. September 19, 1968, altercation shown. Acting President, Dr. Andrew Cordier, shows up at 1 of mtgs. [CORDIER - says moving towards progress.] [Junior Michelle ELWYN - speaks of anger and frustration among students. If there's no change, a lot of students will move from middle of road to militant.] [Students for a Democratic Society Peter CLAPP - says Columbia run by small group who use University for own ends. Research done here to support war. Racism forbade union for black workers until we forced them to.] [Senior Charles PROCTOR - says major students interested in going to school. Extent to which Students for a Democratic Society allowed to go is extent major students let them.] [Senior Steve SILBERBLATT - says students should have voice in all University affairs.] [CORDIER - says students have many sound ideas. Wisdom compromised on far-out issues. Life not just successes; can't be ultimatums and demands.] Classes begin today. Cordier tells alumnae that number disruptive students decring. 40 attend Students for a Democratic Society meeting University concessions cited.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Studio) Students want end to war, racism and poverty. How University reacts to new demands to determine what strength radicals will muster in mos. ahead.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

Reporter(s):
Huntley, Chet
Duration:
00:05:40

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