ERIC Number: ED354851
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Campus Tensions in Massachusetts: Searching for Solutions in the Nineties.
Calabia, Tino; And Others
This publication reports on a factfinding meeting held to discuss bias-motivated tensions at college campuses in Massachusetts. At that meeting three State Advisory Committees to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights were represented and heard testimony from student leaders, top administrators, concerned faculty members, and staff of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (UMASS/Amherst) and Smith College (Northampton, Massachusetts) as well as a panel of law enforcement professionals and legal experts. The report focuses primarily on presentations by 27 panelists with some presentations supplemented by media accounts and/or other documents related to the topic. The report is organized in six sections, the first of which notes the purpose of the meetings and offers an overview of the panels. The second section contains information from the testimony by individuals from UMASS/Amherst. A third section offers information from the testimony of representatives from Smith College. The fourth section presents the testimony of the public law enforcement and legal panel. Section 5 summarizes all the speakers' recommendations, and the final section distills the factfinding effort into 12 findings with specific recommendations for each. Appendixes contain information on 1990 college enrollment by race, a newspaper article, "How to Survive Campus Bigotry," by Paul Ruffins, and testimony offered by Fletcher A. Blanchard. (JB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Community
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.