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it's both public television as bell trouble on the campus as a story of more than fifty american colleges today tonight and at examines this vital issue in new york peter strive for and eg journal the way things are in the campus today a college president as a man from confrontation has become a way of life tonight we'll talk with three men from this has been especially true the presidents of colombia wisconsin and duke they going to join us now while we watch one such confrontation and his unique solution for latino weeks just passed on the campus of the university of pennsylvania in
philadelphia this board has been a tradition at the university of pennsylvania since eighteen seventy two the scene is what's the same as it was a century ago it is one of the few comparably familiar activities on a camp is undergoing dramatic change the polls but the people in this field sociology university of pennsylvania i was a member of the negotiating committee of students and faculty involved recently in a major development here it had any t has asked me to help
tell the story is simple really it's about a successful campus movement that achieved its own without violence there are a few tense moments that reason for that the students civility with unwavering commitment set the tone a few things you should know about they are bright plunge nearly half in the graduates have who are partial scholarships most of them were card they don't go in for fraternities that they used it there was a time when antics that these would not have seen terribly inadequate courts aren't quite as big as the used to be the third to kill the school
okay forget it it's been the point this lampoon as of the rating system it's kind of old hat and what distinguishes tuesday is that they are far are
you're concerns this is what really got the movement moving in a black you know develop along the borders of the university after world war two and at one point considered moving to the suburbs and a few years ago the redevelopment plan was devised under which the university could expand by displacing the black community redevelopment operation prove to be addressed the black community watering her and nearly pulled though that existence is you can set a former residents blame the university for forcing them out and is associated with much of the building going up or get used to it it's been insane
that's something that was honest and the years ago the republican administration when i mean this area and will come in about a boy major the university or abandon any other institution that the signs to stay in the community in a profound way that community and i want to emphasize something jaw and he went to school a thirty eight and chestnut and stalin was hanging out with everyday and it was it's fine to him at africa so that our university hospital any institution oh something to those people and especially people who cannot speak for themselves or do not
have the power to be a part of this society they do but the relationship that existed prior to the failure to call area three i think it was called perry farrell were also hundred acres of land was taken from some five to eight thousand people residents are social beings human beings in that area and only black almost like they're all black as likely never grew up it ariadne which which had used to be thirty fourth and market street at a place and cortical roberts oftentimes we put it i asked him to came from the euro's to pennsylvania and as will any friction exist between the two groups out there there are black people at that time realized that that was only the beginning for a kind of deterioration between the groups at university had at play and probably design some ten fifteen twenty years before to take robert's blog and so i think all your seaside souter the students move the university city science center
which owns major stock in return for two reasons so it's displacing a huge chunk of housing area for any signs center was controversial because of the type of work that gets a lot of defense contracts and princeton's established a tradition two years ago a successfully protesting university complicity in war related research and already sensitive student body and to burning issues the ghetto and more research and waiting to crystallize dissent on these issues this group of students for a democratic society stds so planet this has been possible you know
this is big while i think we decided right now no princeton's the radicals these the most americans that but opposition to vietnam university's growing involved with the military industrial complex and rejection of the values of the affluent society it's been as big
a piece band thank you
germany universes which will be more interested in signing affect the rest of the society for my restraint and you say that's perfectly green were unconstrained and unconstrained by our responsibility our society cards responsibly courts deciding to be corrupt once more please a prominent points on this whole question right now you know faced with the opportunity to say things come to go to jail for murder
and that doesn't talk like that the whole system is the finest well we all become you know tools and society say no he's there was a lot of indignation is the work illuminating the community continue indignation the little action to last year's decided the time had come to get the movement off the ground is your name on usa university city signs over the summer we saw that uses to be a very good thing to build a radical basis for radical groups on campus we did have a lot of informational pamphlets and leaflets so yeah we started doing research in terms of contacts ben kesling an implant or something people would really start saying we were committed to changing this in a specific injustice
when they see that said those things the city make a person say vegas they make a slight say with the groundwork laid against this organized a protest march last february eighteenth the crew into a good sized demonstration outside the science under construction site the demonstration consistent obscure songs and speeches a suggestion that the site be blocked as an act of civil disobedience was overruled instead the demonstrators when to present their grievances to university president announced a press really are like a good point to make which is this it should be clear what we're doing now with building represents much more than simply sps we call the demonstration obviously but now i'm
a whole number of different sections of the population that spirit of openness affected the nature of the confrontation we're about to see john clear exposed for a large cross section of the student body what do you mean
orleans the tail where they are whether or not responsive year a regional reasonable considering he's a while though which amounts to me and say no every single thing that the us hi hi hi hi christine is opening it right now will stay at least until something like comes from the board of trustees demands to be a lot of a lot of these speeches listening to them
this is not right that was the beginning of the most remarkable six days of two thousand students settled in caucus and formulating demands members of the community less free passage by day so classes could be held in offices open some faculty joined with the protesters everything's done an impressively democratic wet hands guidelines for demonstrations were absurd when the student's factions agreed on a position they met with the trustees' and this was the result you're listening to exclusive live coverage of the plenary session going on in colorful two hundred on the university of pennsylvania campus this is w x p and philadelphia is just one of this state particularly actor minister yes the issue in the black community faculty members of them part of the negotiating team
and you'll hear a statement now so the polls to be presented to this global recession a final approval negotiating team unanimously this is the i think we feel that we have one more than any other college movement in history how have not only one volatile but we'll also are now on a black screen coalition that is the greatest my knowledge and that is still on an illustration agreed to establish a committee of students community leaders and trustee of the committee to exercise veto power over future university plan for expansion ministration contribute seventy five thousand dollars for the operation of the committee the trustees also pledged themselves to raise ten million dollars to be used for community redevelopment this was a tacit admission that the previous unilateral policy with regard to
the ghetto was basically misguided and that major men require the upshot of all these changes in policy towards the community is the pen is now a pioneer among urban universe cities and substituting paul secord nation with its neighbors in place of the classical pattern of expansion instruction additionally the demonstrators unanimously adopted an integrity section drafted by the black community which recognize the dehumanizing aspect of the university and its particular neglected the needs of black students as for the science center the administration promised and the center's involvement in military research this in effect called skins association with any research that is not oriented towards human animal the science part of the settlement took on added significance a few days later the day march fourth of an earmark is a day of protest against the anti ballistic missile system it had later been broadened into a day of conscience in which the university would examine the uses and misuses
of all know it's been a much more is the idea that good conscience was promoted throughout the campus but i mean my voice has worked very i've said all undergraduates to collect and develop its program and so what's going to happen in a situation where the dilemma of american education if i may characterize it goes something like this no place no place in the educational structures set up is an opportunity for individuals it's you me all of us to stop and five or all about were too busy jumping the hurdles picking up that little package of education of conventional wisdom that passport to success that fetus out into the society will become very powerful social sulk so short of it is we know how to talk to people we don't address when i say the right
things and so on and so forth and the way the system rewards the master opportunist in his way along the line no place no place to students get a chance to stop and say wait in one my all about let alone what my major it's one of my own needs as an individual what other people about the people that i seek approval from one of our values what are their purposes what our goals whether aides idea what i'm about how i belong on and continue my education i think that that this concern show itself in the senate it was non disruptive it was non violent but the sit in was a way of approaching the problem that people have been talking about for a long time and that case the questions have been asked and people were trying to find ways of implementing policies and it's these questions as time not quite a few people and its questions of self examination that that sort of electrified the city the experience of people for the city that participated in that day after day that sense of community that sense of sharing that sense of working together to start ripping apart in on a
library or another driver where we're going to be breaking out of the old habits and say what we all about what our purposes the discussions reached a more conservative fraternities and sororities as well you know mrs beautiful structures and a man said to be at the man is not a lot if you have to do and that's why that's one of the men said the men had simply said we'll stay here until the university use of the six acres back to the black community that if you say that we will
stay here and we have some positive insurance research policies the main problem of what do i want to talk about what is the steaks i love interest who most things are better for you to raise these constant me to think i know what interests you here and we have a system that's engendered a lot of real dedication a major resolution such that even the trustees to the view that they welcomed what was decided was not pressed on them by a dissident group of students but that they had just learned that the things i wanted to do with that getting involved with the community and the students were saying we want more concerned we want the university to take it great to have a greater incentive to the rights of the
local community volunteers does justice to me that the communication is so how do doesn't want to carry less well the question is what price the climax of their conscience was a speech by nuclear physicist rock on the growing role of defense contracting industry in the university so it may surprise you that that be to look down the list of prime military contractors and by novelist massachusetts institute of technology with a hundred and twenty four million dollars last year in prime military contracts this incitement to an exercise of conscience started at the right place the
poem let's hope that we really good at the job up to associate our universities from the weapons business yo pennsylvania how i hear it in this what i think it's fair to say that lapse tribute to hand is in reality a tribute to extends year the kids of panic are in the universe it into a pioneering position both with regards to a war a search and religion that was a good day when scientists called all over classify compartments a day when conscience and concern came to science at a campus and we began to point science in the direction of a man the fact is that students with a new awareness of taking the part of three patients they're acting as the conscience of a university in mining of its obligations interview
it is the end credit that it has begun to accommodate the students can enter because the patient is accepted the decision making establish specific pattern that means that students and faculty will eventually take part in all universities the sense of participation brings with it a feeling of concern for others that we detected after the sit in on every corner of the camp good sue that's
right classified research continues at the science center at least until april fifteenth and the director of the center's still indicate resistance to cancelling contracts as her to get out of the committee of students faculty administrators and neighborhood leaders as being weekly nothing planned for the community that will be truly responsive to the wishes of local residents is all in the slightest sign so far of the ten million dollars pledged by the trustee watching closely to say that all parties fulfill other obligations as soon as the us still seeking to mobilize as broad base of support as possible he's become more moderate or liberal of the mans mother action arm you know a lot of us would like them to be
calm but nothing else whether they're moderate and we disagreed with them and they became active for the first time we might be doing something and i think most of us a realistic realize that we didn't really win anything coming up sunday the less we make it that we won't unless we want to expand and we haven't won a ring but the point is that the sign that women treated so if we stay if we stay and get ourselves informed it pushes there's a very good chance it will win very substantial things i think that when you look at the senate was so the preliminary to a big victory also watching her estate's the university you will be destroyed but blackie is to have to pay for the destruction that it's done the best part of it as society generally has a policy of destruction and the destruction that sought
to improve community providing military leaders in the military is that this is it thousands of those people what i've learned and what i think of many of the factory administration certainly do beyond is that that is essential in order to maintain that one has rules because the tendency for a gathering to turn into a crowd is a very easy transformation contest be avoided usually colleges to control information to control it after consultation with
the faculty and the students that we were fortunate in that the factory work with the students and the moderate their views the more modern students in the final analysis prevailed over the extremists and we came out with the result of this is a question to be in the best interest of the entire community and by that i mean the black community around university faculty students administration trustees and everybody was really a victory for all pennsylvania seems protest lead to reconciliation which isn't always the case i guess i guess tonight know this very well doctor and record a acting president of columbia university where student disorders last year became a national issue dr fred harrington president of university wisconsin were clashes between students and national guard troops made headlines last winter i
guess from duke university is dr douglas night we can't wear when the canvas became about around and students between students and police uncovered german you've all seen the film and the way i read the film one of my impressions as it's stated on the film is that it takes the students to save university from his transgressions we'd like to start on that note was an interesting person ever sounded the sun from that a reasonable degree i am close to nixon fired if i'm interested in that you know the apollo says and i'm alana as a result of a shock treatment whereas out on my sense of right injustice when university my sense of what diversity should do my sense of interest in human interactions my sense of odd moment in a recession and they gain respect it has no future
i think that i think has a red basic a factor that is if you're a song that that takes a shock treatment to po university out of its lethargy and of a shuttle lived in growth dave nelson will not last for long and what i hope you're as his window across the country and on other parts of the world that they are that they can develop the progressive policy which a vacant ten years unending because where ma world ever increasing changed and this change means of the universe's most about themselves to check and that means in turn that we have to be very flexible i had expressed my father's car true and we have to be in our evolution and this film was an interesting one rather slanted
rather slanted on the side of the students in particular slant on the side of the left wing students they did not suggest that the moderates that one but rather that the radicals that one i don't know the pennsylvania situation but it was sad and the film of that this was a non disruptive and non violent action a good many of the actions for the country organized by the new left there have been violent and have been disruptive and here is the dividing line that we all want to say and but we don't want to have university disrupted and that universities have been lately row pleased of course to have university students showing some interest in the world and universities have long been interested in the world faculties been interested about until quite recently most of our students were indifferent and apathetic it's pleasant to see them waking up and we hope they'll be responsible to now that some of them are beginning to wake up and yet that the way you you talk just now he talked about a left wing students new left
moderate students and so on are universally decisions anything other than the consequence of power pressures from different power groups and if so oh why didn't the university's anticipate some of the problems and so apparently some of the shortcomings which they now confesses results today there's always things wrong with universities but universities have nothing for example we got rid of classified research in wisconsin years ago not because of students students didn't know anything about it is true that there are always are issues about these issues we faced for a long time but we're glad that students are beginning to face some of the issues too i think we really come to document the national pattern of student unrest year to know that we can afford we're going to see the many many cases where universities had moved and moved imaginatively and i think what's encouraging there and
where in a sense students rode the wave of the university as a whole was already creating i know that i can put some examples of that in our own situation i suspect my colleagues and to remove in the area of helping with public housing for instance and yet this was made an issue later on long after we had made the first gesture i think in a country of selling university housing for public out of example of the sort of thing i mean or universities really do more when do have a crunch conscience is not always recognize other instances gentleman in which a university per se should say no to the society should say no to the demands were made on it my particular group's oh by all of society whether it's classified research or any kind of defense research whether it's know to certain kinds of policy certain kinds of programs and amanda butt kicker groups is if either it and has the university said
no officially often in the last couple of years or as a bit too ready to exceed to certain kinds of you're talking about pressure from what you might call an information aside from the app store on the inside university as pressures on it from all sides my university as a public university we have pressure on the legislature we have pressure from the public we have pressure from students or university has these pressures on all occasions it does say no about normally it does not say no like that i normally i handle the situation by working with it now with some care and it's very easy to oversimplify and the state university has made all the wrong decisions it made some wrong decision certainly in the last generation but some migrants to how life especially back then but i think important part of the medications that you describe of the guard at the various kinds of patients
who just objected and i learned and practice must enter into decisions as tears select their due respect though the kind of the new set a motor that were now let's take a particular instance which i don't i think excludes all present company mistake this is a hearty see for example i was a principal in the first instance that led certain universities to give credit for artie artie see and if so what has led them to abandon their principal at a moment when they're under pressure again start to say or is this are these simply responses to particular social pressures and the man's a particular moment the president is saying there are a number of considerations one is this requires the purchase a fan of atf or two in fact
almost the ammo our family remain in existence ever since there isn't running captions amounts to our campus if in that a department in the university set up from an external sites are not in fact have a sense of this or is that is alongside other universes apartments that in fact are determined by a fire at this same boat fired its patents and factory protests and therefore to have a department and a university our riches injected from outside as one of the factors that has ruined them out of concern for a family to family members for some considerable time that have happened in the last year at some over the motivation that wisconsin and military training for a hundred years we were established as a land grant school in
lincoln sedan that was one of the conditions for establishing the state university's wisconsin pioneered and making military training voluntarily back in the nineteen twenties world war two we made it compulsory and now we've gone back to the voluntary students participated to some extent in those decisions so that fact of a sort of our trustees sort of the general public i think all questions have to be faced in this fashion i think they are being faced well now i wonder if we could come back and you're very basic question about the power of universities to say no certain kinds of requests it makes because that is a big one it seems to me and i'd say in the last twenty years that within a good many times when we've said yes far too easily undone critically the province of said yes individual researchers said he hasn't been very little universe to control or what an individual faculty member has done for instance research money was easy to get maybe
too easy to get i can't make judgments about that i suspect so now i think we have to take a much harder look at what this does to the whole university life doesn't detract from a student's education if it doesn't we have to take a very hard line on it may be hard and we took ten years ago you foresee this kind of thing happening more broadly in universities where they are going to become more discriminatory or discriminating in certain kinds of activities i do but the law discriminate you want to be the american university is the teaching institution rates for undergraduates and professional graduate students it's a research institution but it's also a service institution our american universities in particular the public funds have for a very long time been involved as in helping the farmer we feel many of us in the public sector that it's a good thing to serve groups as they come to you to be sir and it's this tradition of the involvement of the american university rather different from
universities abroad and that might serve us very well now that will enable us to get into the ghetto and do some constructive work and it's in our tradition that's not all that no one now is eric can you make a distinction between service when it means agricultural research and service when it means research on napalm well of course you can make this distinction a great deal of military research comes out of basic research which may not have an application at the beginning but the university still has the right to make a decision and it isn't necessarily right for necessarily wrong then university involves itself in military surge after all the university is a part of the country in the country does have to defend itself and for a major war almost certainly every university will be involved in military research but there are plenty of reasons why some types of research such as military research can best be done in their laboratories rather than on university campuses i don't quite understand how the distinction is made you say certainly in
time a war or universities are going to be involved in military as all out time of war the practice has been in the past that universities have become involved this has been they this has been the pattern in the past that it is not necessarily the pattern for the future but i suppose it's likely debate well is this really this are a result of how is this kind of decision maybe dr coria spoke earlier about principle and about how the city is an irrepressible i'd like to know on what kind of principle how the principal operates in that particular realm is this yes you have to face a question as it rises in governing board your administration or faculty and props now your students will be involved in making decisions of this sort of they're not necessarily clear cut during world war two when there was enormous public enthusiasm for our because patient in that war against hitler a public discussion of this question would certainly have you and the answer the university should or dissipate and the research that would
end the war in the less popular military situation like the one in vietnam very unpopular indeed he may have quite a different answer it's alright to talk principal and we must vote principle what has to be remembered that in particular situations we have different answers depending on the circumstances our from the lead that ward shares how the us punished as the monster or nine ms cullen of the word search service was uncovered and those ratings subservience our an artist that the abdication of the unrest is to i chose a revocation of men arrested for the wish of outsiders whether the government other on the foreigners local assistance to manage to run large that barrier a solution that reserve ah in these days were either free choice as jordan's research program should be and
the research programs on saturday related first of all to mia flow of truth into the channels of instruction and of course for the revelation of the truth or down on ios every search engine on the farm all firearms for the day that they're teaching him elected and eighty pounds fairly serious matter because i think that one of the problems in the inner city campus today as then i attended a lot of the new to the fact that some families i would not say that this is widespread and that some have been so much in dalian extra responsibilities are access to research i have a question as cyrus i think of course interests me should serve society i think that's necessary for to
serve society whether that's decidedly eleven to the local mini art of the city are to the nation and to the world as a ramrod uk farmers service were they interested should take him about it it seems to me and that i may be wrong is it conceivable that as a result of these dueling demonstrations and all the resulting discussion and so on the last two three four years that our entire definition of what makes a good university that the criteria of good university has subtly changed suddenly suddenly suddenly changed over the last over the last several years it's happened so long when universities publicly and i think almost exclusively private themselves some universities at least a number of nobel laureates on the phd production on the number of
woodrow wilson's they produced on a whole series of graduate research oreo programs has not changed she's somewhat and out properly of the student unrest in the student demonstrations have certainly made a number of our professors more interested in undergraduate teaching this is a class you can thank the stands for this rare showing of interest has made the professor show interest but obviously we're not going to be giving up our research in consequence of that our students include graduate students are students so students are going to be making the discoveries of the future the research revolution is quite recent to it's only the last fifty years that changed the universities now perhaps reveal that they were changed a little too much and we should go back and get a little more attention into our undergraduates and perhaps to this question of university involvement in the world it's really early and we would come up and this whole thing
of researchers is teaching which is one of those much flavor horses isn't really christian researchers of teaching as a hardly questioned what kind of research and what kind of teaching and of what i know as a questioner reversed those searchers taking on the context because any good teachers this summer graham us mayors for sure otherwise in the combat of the teacher think and of course if you're not invade another gift and eight and the practice to research and i think that of course the question on the kind of kid that research i think that the mayor summey a greater attention given to the quality of instruction on unload on american characters i think that though the name adequately covered in past years and attention of night and on cote should be it is a case where i think we have to look very hard
to graduate school and be honest an almost ruthless with ourselves that goes graduate schools haven't in the last fifty years they can teaching seriously as one of the major obligations even though a large proportion of riders were none of the professions and i'm sure they hear something or just beginning now to come alive to if you want to be alive i should say though it's very easy to attack american education and we should be careful about that american higher education is extraordinarily good and the astonishing thing is that in the last generation we have the triple quadruple and more the number of young people we've trained not only that but we've known this ride along with increasing research and we've done extraordinarily well so well in fact that many of these two revolutions in other countries are trying to bring their higher education it into a pattern like ours around the gemini
and the lawyer concern that's partly my job to job to prod you to be nasty but i'm still concerned by this problem though well that issue has subtly for a while our dc was a virtual and it isn't for years and nobody pay attention to a black studies urban studies and suddenly everybody's up being the bushes for black studies and black professors and so everybody's going for this and yet it's all being done in the name of academic criteria and impartial standards and so on why is it that suddenly so when one harvard drops credits forty see it just to use an example again suddenly follows deal follows and everybody else's is going to the summit of that they've discovered or that the criteria are not what they thought they were or the different and the same thing is true knack for certain kinds of research everybody pride themselves on the defense contracts they got and then some of it is embarrassment defense contracts what's what's happened i think you're making a statement that falls somewhat short of being right there are changes and the
newspapers and the mass media generally a feature these changes about the changes are not as great as you suggest even though they are changes we want them to be changes we have been accused of higher education not changing we don't change we change our apps cautiously perhaps not quite as cautious years we should come sometimes what we should pride ourselves on our changes rather than on being capable of that that have be ashamed of being j korea this afternoon if i understand correctly the trustees of columbia voted to give up an option on a piece of land in rockland county which i understand though which i guess the students had complained was going to be used for certain kinds of research on my information and the incorrect about this but if that is in fact a news guy is that the people
in that area up in rockland county wanted to maintain this particular bomber rammed by romanek years as a conservation a minute is they do a lot of pressure on us why did a lot of that unalloyed and throw a lot of the year in the future as a conservation at a maximum has taken the day and giving up the option option means that the unrest has pulled out of a baby and the kennedy is a woman's economy officials over what appears through with another party that is out to purchase property as a conservation area to what extent without going into a long cycle analysis of undergraduate motivation and what bugs to students which about which to actually been said but to what extent
are the students rebelling or the minority of students were rebelling against the majority of students who were using the system and using university in a way that is perhaps careerist opportunistic we congratulate ourselves on the successes you earlier the numbers and didn't train that we we produce and universities but to what extent is partly the whole student protest movement a rebellion against precisely the kind of training that kind of numbers and for some perhaps modeled but yet but i think on this vision of a more pure and even if you look traditional view of the university that complicated question of protest as an american tradition and we're glad to see it provided it is not violent and it does bring change were glad to see the students were showing an interest that is of course correct that there's lots of things wrong with american society why shouldn't be unrest in that expected we want to have or want to change things and
we were changed was that the students can help us do that i think that's what we need to understand as a corrective to the idea that the students who discovered this of a hat but the rest of us have been discovering and at the same time i would say about fifteen years ago this country woke up to realize he was in the middle of a world revolution and universities a part of that world revolution it's not just on the graduates who are questioning our motives we're questioning it near a long way from being undergraduates we look in our own hearts the way they do we can't always show up traps in quite the same dramatic way and i think we feel interesting is that is part of the complaint dr night the fact that the universities and particularly the senior administrative universities that they have not perhaps asserted themselves or let's say screamed loudly enough about some of the travesty is in the society that they have been too acquiescent to quiet over the
years and especially the last three four years and particularly regarded men i mean vietnam has no question about it that the solos are most hopeful about our conductor there is possible conclusion for retirement mr savage yeah i think that the longer a question of of any other alternative solution their solution is one which must be sought in the field of brain or propose as critics but yes we had been complacent we have not done enough we should do now gentlemen i think your time is almost up and i think this has been a very fruitful and fascinating discussion i wish there's one question only with you which you can answer but when will be the time when major college presidents will declare
themselves on things like vietnam war i know you can't don't have time as throat but i'll live with you wouldn't mind yes as an idea that you know the new york times' public yesterday evening have been a lot and reporting a lot of red harrington and dr douglas night thanks very much gentlemen this is peter schrag frankly during going to do
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NET Journal
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231
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To Calm a Troubled Campus
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This episode examines a break in the inflammatory campus scene at the University of Pennsylvania, where agreement was reached after demonstrations just two weeks ago. The protest at Pennsylvania centered around government contracts for research that would foster the war effort, and expansion by the University into neighboring ghettos. One solution reached by the administration, with the aid of faculty mediators, involves the suspension of all research deemed destructive to human life. In addition, the University settled on a $10 million indemnity for damage already done in the ghetto and arranged for local residents to sit on a board that will consider any future expansion. Administrators, faculty members, students, and local residents are interviewed on the episode. There is also footage of the University's Day of Conscience, at which the uses and misuses of knowledge are discussed. For the second half of this episode, a panel of college presidents will address themselves to the issue of campus demonstrations. Panelists are Dr. Andrew Cordier of Columbia University, Douglas Knight of Duke University, and Fred Harrington of the University of Wisconsin. Interviewer is Peter Schrag, editor of Change, a journal of higher education, and author of "Village School Downtown" and "Voices in the Classroom." The panelists appear live in New York City. NET JOURNAL TO CALM A TROUBLED CAMPUS is a production of National Educational Television, produced by John Richard Starkey with Gordon Thomas. The episode runs an hour and was shot in color. (Description adapted from documents in the NET Microfiche)
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1969-04-07
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Executive Producer: Schnurman, Ned
Interviewer: Schrag, Peter
Panelist: Cordier, Andrew
Panelist: Harrington, Fred
Panelist: Knight, Douglas
Producer: Thomas, Gordon
Producer: Starkey, John Richard
Producing Organization: National Educational Television and Radio Center
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Identifier: wnet_aacip_2500 (WNET Archive)
Format: 2 inch videotape: Quad
Duration: 00:58:46?

Identifier: cpb-aacip-75-43nvx4g1.mp4.mp4 (mediainfo)
Format: video/mp4
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Format: 16mm film
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2311076-4 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 1 inch videotape: SMPTE Type C
Generation: Master
Color: Color
Duration: 0:58:46
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2311076-4 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 1 inch videotape: SMPTE Type C
Generation: Master
Color: Color
Duration: 0:58:46
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2311076-1 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 2 inch videotape
Generation: Master
Color: Color
Duration: 0:58:46
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2311076-1 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 2 inch videotape
Generation: Master
Color: Color
Duration: 0:58:46
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2311076-5 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: U-matic
Generation: Copy: Access
Color: Color
Duration: 0:58:46
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2311076-5 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: U-matic
Generation: Copy: Access
Color: Color
Duration: 0:58:46
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2311076-3 (MAVIS Item ID)
Generation: Copy: Access
Color: Color
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2311076-2 (MAVIS Item ID)
Generation: Master
Color: Color
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2311076-3 (MAVIS Item ID)
Generation: Copy: Access
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2311076-2 (MAVIS Item ID)
Generation: Master
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Citations
Chicago: “NET Journal; 231; To Calm a Troubled Campus,” 1969-04-07, Thirteen WNET, Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed August 19, 2019, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_75-43nvx4g1.
MLA: “NET Journal; 231; To Calm a Troubled Campus.” 1969-04-07. Thirteen WNET, Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. August 19, 2019. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_75-43nvx4g1>.
APA: NET Journal; 231; To Calm a Troubled Campus. Boston, MA: Thirteen WNET, Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_75-43nvx4g1