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ERIC Number: ED399924
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 280
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-472-10674-0
Tempests into Rainbows. Managing Turbulence.
Fleming, Robben W.
This autobiography recounts personal experiences as a college professor and administrator (President of the University of Michigan) during the 1960s to the early 1980s. The 17 chapters discuss early years growing up in Illinois; college years; employment with the federal government; enlistment in the Army; the war in Germany; the end of the war, the occupation, and return home; starting life over after the war; post-war residence and life experience in Illinois; moonlighting as a labor mediator; return to Wisconsin; the beginning student unrest over the war in Vietnam and racial discrimination and efforts as a college president to negotiate with student demonstrators; the move to Michigan to assume the presidency of Michigan University at Ann Arbor; student unrest at Michigan University over the Vietnam War and personal reaction to it; the Black Action Movement strike at Michigan University; a retrospective on student unrest; reflections on university presidency; retirement from university life; and closing remarks. (CK)
The University of Michigan Press and Publications Distribution Service, P.O.Box 1104 Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1104 ($24.95).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A