ERIC Number: ED036278
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep-5
Reference Count: 0
Report of the Special Trustee Committee on Campus Unrest at Cornell.
Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY.
The Special Trustee Committee was charged with investigating the seizure by black students of Willard Straight Hall at Cornell, and all surrounding circumstances, underlying issues and forces that have been troubling the campus. Their report describes the events that occurred between the morning of April 18, through the afternoon of April 23, 1969. Information was obtained by interviewing about 750 persons: faculty, students, trustees, administrators and alumni. The respondents cited problems in: (1) the handling of discipline and the judicial system; (2) the administration and handling of COSEP (Committee on Special Education Projects) and Afro American Studies Programs; (3) the question and protection of academic freedom for faculty and students; and (4) the lack of communication among all elements of the University. Recommendations are made on each of these issues and suggestions for a more effective role for the Board of Trustees. (AF)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Activism, Administration, Black Students, Black Studies, Disadvantaged Youth, Discipline Problems, Governing Boards, Higher Education, Student Behavior, Student Teacher Relationship
Office of University Publications, Cornell University, 620 College Avenue, Ithaca, New York 14850 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY.
Identifiers: Cornell University NY