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Spring 2000

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The University at the Turn of the Century: Then and Now

Fall 2000

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Against the Grain:
Conflict and Controversy at the University of California

Spring 2002

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Against the Grain: Conflict and Controversy at
the University of California

Spring 2002


In the 1960s the university was known as enraged, embittered, and embattled--sometimes justly. But much happened before and after those years: faculty revolted against the president and the regents; students agitated for their high-level moral rights and their low-level fun; neighborhoods were angered by campus expansion; women faculty and students demanded new curricular opportunities. Free speech and civil rights have remained bones of contention for over one hundred years. The essence of most disputes, sometimes carried out thoughtfully in the classroom and committee meeting and sometimes violently and tragically in the streets, has been authority vs. freedom. "Against the Grain" illustrates, in many ways and on the campuses of Davis, Irvine, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Berkeley, that struggle.

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"The Laughing Horse: A Horselaugh at the University"
by William Roberts

 

 

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