The Ohio State University in the Sixties

The Ohio State University in the Sixties

The Unraveling of the Old Order

Book - 2016
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On May 6, 1970, embattled Ohio State University President Novice G. Fawcett took the unprecedented step of closing down the university. Despite the presence of more than 1,500 armed highway patrol officers, Ohio National Guardsmen, deputy sheriffs, and Columbus city police, university and state officials feared they could not maintain order in the face of growing student protests. Just a year earlier the campus seemed immune to such disruptions, but a year later the campus erupted into a spasm of violent protest exceeding even that of traditional hot spots like Berkeley and Wisconsin. How could conditions have changed so dramatically in just a few short months? Using contemporary news stories, long overlooked archival materials, and first-person interviews, Shkurti explores how these tensions built up over years, why they converged when they did and how they forever changed the university.
Publisher: Columbus :, Trillium, an imprint of The Ohio State University Press,, [2016]
ISBN: 9780814213070
Characteristics: xvi, 436 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary: On May 6, 1970, embattled Ohio State University President Novice G. Fawcett took the unprecedented step of closing down the university. Despite the presence of more than 1,500 armed highway patrol officers, Ohio National Guardsmen, deputy sheriffs, and Columbus city police, university and state officials feared they could not maintain order in the face of growing student protests. Just a year earlier the campus seemed immune to such disruptions, but a year later the campus erupted into a spasm of violent protest exceeding even that of traditional hot spots like Berkeley and Wisconsin. How could conditions have changed so dramatically in just a few short months? Using contemporary news stories, long overlooked archival materials, and first-person interviews, Shkurti explores how these tensions built up over years, why they converged when they did and how they forever changed the university.

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