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ERIC Number: ED045026
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 3
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The Future is Now.
Allison, Kathleen
Research Reporter, p1-3 Special Issue 1970
This paper presents some impressions gained after 4 weeks of intensive discussion with about 130 graduating seniors on 5 college campuses in major Midwestern and Eastern urban centers. The student who is totally committed to the American Dream is increasingly rare. Students have realized that the end is here and now, the future and the present are one, and that life is in the living. Students have a real fear concerning the Bomb, the hot-line and America's preoccupation with "honorable" victory, regardless of cost. The draft is another cause of students' orientation to the present, and an increasing number of young men are staying in college to avoid the draft, or are risking imprisonment for resisting the draft. College students reject the materialistic, affluent way of life of their parents, they are increasingly committed to living just for today. Students engage much more openly in sexual relationships, and are increasingly more willing to risk jail sentences and criminal records. Many students lack plans after graduation and reject the status and prestige sought by their parents. Students are almost unanimously concerned about the ecological problems facing society. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Center for Research and Development in Higher Education.