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ERIC Number: ED081403
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jul-1
Pages: 39
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The Columbia Crisis: Campus, Vietnam, and the Ghetto. A Survey of Student and Faculty Attitudes and Behavior at Columbia University.
Barton, Allen H.
In this survey of student and faculty attitudes and behavior concerning the crisis at Columbia University, a sample of 2,000 faculty and 1/5 of the student body registered in the college and the graduate and professional schools at the Morningside campus were sent questionnaires. The purpose of the questionnaire was to find out their experiences and their opinions about what had been taking place. A summary of the results included: (1) Only a small minority favored the tactic of the demonstrators; a majority favor some of their major stated goals, and advocate wide extension of faculty, student, and neighborhood resident participation in university policymaking. (2) The great majority of students and faculty believe that the police action involved excessive police violence, although opinions vary about how widespread the violence was. (3) The effect of the police action was to increase acceptance of the sit-in demonstrations as justified by the small majority to a somewhat larger minority of both faculty and students. (4) The administration is widely criticized for not negotiating further, but there is widespread mistrust of the demonstrations' leaders. (5) The crisis greatly increased communications within the university. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Bureau of Applied Social Research.