ERIC Number: ED399924
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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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)
Descriptors: Activism, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, College Faculty, College Presidents, College Students, Federal Government, Higher Education, Negotiation Agreements, Negotiation Impasses, Racial Discrimination, Strikes, Student Attitudes, Student College Relationship, Vietnam War, Violence
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
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