The Public Interest

The last four years at Cornell

Nathan Tarcov

Fall 1968

CORNELL did not have a revolution last year. Although public interest has been captured by the dramatic events at Columbia, which certainly deserve attention, it may also be useful to examine one of the many American campuses that have not been paralyzed by violence but on which many of the same difficulties and dilemmas can be found as at the more notoriously troubled institutions. I have just been graduated from Cornells College of Arts and Sciences and my impressions of the not untypical changes that have taken place at my alma mater over the past four years suggest to me that riots are not the only signal of trouble, and that success in avoiding the riots can pose other problems.

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