ERIC Number: ED071587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Student Reaction to Campus Disruption: Spring '69.
The spring of 1969 at the State University of New York at Buffalo was a time of student protest. The student's demands for change involved both campus and off-campus issues: (1) that students control 50% of the voting power in university decisionmaking; (2) that black students determine university policy affecting them; (3) that the Buffalo Police Commissioner be removed from office; (4) that all defense research on the campus be halted; (5) that students be given a legitimate role in determining departmental issues, such as wages and tenure for professors; (6) that the work force constructing the new university campus be fully integrated; (7) that the university refuse to cooperate with federal and local investigating officers; and (8) that ROTC be stripped of accreditation, to become merely an extracurricular club. At the same time the demonstrations were taking place, the university was conducting interviews with members of the junior class on their perceptions of the university experience. Although none of the interview questions dealt directly with the demonstrations, many students made comment on them and their reactions to the events surrounding the unrest. Such comments reflect frustration, distrust, hope, indignation, personal commitment, or apathy. This document presents some of the comments on the matter. (Author/HS)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Univ. Research Office.