COLUMBIA # SPECTATOR
Vol. CXII, No. 102
N'EWYORK, N.Y., THUKSDAY, APRIL 25, J968
Faculty Recommends Halt to Gym Construction;
Campus Closed Down, SDS Holds Kirk's Office
Offers by Administration Are Directed
To Blacks Barricading Hamilton Hall
2 :\viv Buildings
Uy ROBERT STCLBERC
The Unlversity administratio.
yesterday called \ew Vork Ciij
police onto the campus and latcr
soalcd il off c:i;i'i:'.:: .c o 'U-.iscd d:iy
of protfc.sts, ĩn nbicti defĩant dcm-
i' Low Li
l.rary and thrcc I .íivorsity
Duríng tlie coursc of the day,
violent oulbreaks, members of Stu-
dents for a Democratic Socíety
barricadod thomselves ínside tlie
offices of Presidont Grayson Klrk,
ivhílo militant black students and
i'iiir.iiiiinity p.citestt'. s remaínedin
control of Hamilton Hall.
Hall refused to lcavc the build-
ing when the administration or-
dercd all buildings closed. As of
2 a.m. today, studonls still had
completoly free access to Avery.
Larly this morning, niore than
fifly .stndciits alsu mnn'd intn l'ay-
cnvciithcr llall and a numbcr of
them prepared to sloop in the
A high Unlvcrsity official told
Mark liudd '63, chairman of SDS
and íi ccntral figure in the pro-
tcsts of the past two days, tliat
"no matter what you do noiv, you
will bo expollcd."
Hudd yesterday rosigned his
poĸitioii as SDS chairman in aii
orĸaní_ational disputc uvor tac-
tics, though he continued to play
a siĸnificant role in the dcmon-
Lpst night, the adminístration
decided to seal off* the eampu.s,
aftcr receivlng report.s that mili-
i.iiii black organizations inCcntrai
Ilarlcm werc planning to stage a
The faculty of Columljiti College yesterday recom-
mendeu that Ihe 1'nivers.ity arrange ;in ''iinn.iL'diaU-
suspeíision of on-site excavation of the gymnasiiim
íacility in Morningsíde Park."
The recommendation was one ol' several i.assed
at an emergency íaculty meeting held yeslerday af-
ternoon in response to a student takeover of Hamilton
Hall which contínued into its second day. Late last
aight several offers and demands had been exchanged
between L'niversity ofíícíals and black students oc-,
cupying Hamilton Hall and it appeared that ĩnformal
p.egoliitlions wei't' aciually in progress.
lîlack students in Ilumiltoii liavo uppareulry focused on buî two of
tlieil' si\ de-mamls: sti'jipinu i'.yi;] c.iisLrnclÍi::! inicl .1:1.1111 ĩjii: alili:cs[y
icipaling ĩn tlic ei
ton il-.ll- He statcil that h_ hau been w.ll lr_ai-iL bul hail norieit Iree to iea.c. ĸi[k illgjcated tnat ^o svould ask Lhe Ti
Outsĩders Influence SDS Action •;
Members of Columbĩa SDS led
ĩO demonslrators^almost all of
icm ivhlíc—into Ilamiltpn íiail
Tuesdáy afternoon; members' of
Columbĩa SAS and various cnm-
ly black faces—
NEWS many of them un-
over the barri-
relatively woll-orĸanized'and pro-
fessiortil compared to Students for
Democratic Society ímprovisa-
ins.has evolvcdoncampus. Qutof'
e sLyty to soventy black pcople
w occupying Ilamilton Hall, no
orc than haif arc Columbia stu-
nts, are mueh of tho impetus of
of SDfj's and their si
Community protests against thc
:w gymna.sium hiive growninsize
id vehemence during thc last fciv
eeks, as organizations like Har-
sharíng the lcadership of the anti-
gym protest Tuesday afternoon.
ivithin and without Columbiafofm-
ed their first coalition.
During the long afternoon -and
night inside Hamilton Hall, signs.
indicating a shlft in the focus and
style of the demonstration sloivly
increased. After entering the
" ;_0, the "
ioam Offices in' Low
IUiltil' llliil C()[
, a SNCC
tact had hee
groups throughout thc
The faculty voted ovci-',.tifl--ii:i.i:lv ii: f.ivnr i'f au iiiuiiodiute suspcnsioii
of gymnasium construction and recoiiimcndcd th.'il tlic l'iiis'ei'sit.y bc
prepared to revicjis tlir. l.iciitinii íiiicc .íííiimcUt dí tlic ĸ.viiiii.i-iiuii v.iil:
li group of community spuke.siiicii d..sii:n.i[.ci Ijv thc iiiaujr ní \css' Vorl..
In a Universily statemení prepniccl laic 1;i-i iii::li(, l'rosident Grayson
to consider the faculty's
:ici:ili(ins. II is iliidcl'sCiini
!\irk i . .ittciiiplJNj: tn :w-
range a special mecting of thc
Tnislccs for today.
The preparcd slutcmcnl also
nolcd thal yesterday cveninj; the
presidcnt liad tran.smiltcd a pro-
posal to the bluck students ii.
Ilamilton that 'if they lefl [lic
■jiiililiii.i: during the cveiiing they
ivould not bc suspended althouttli
they would be placed on discip-
linary probation." Atapproxlmato-
ly . p.m., a spokesman for thc
black students statod thiil thcy
nould not compromise their
By MARK JAFFE
Al 6 a.m. thîs morning the while
sluĩients participating in the Ham-
ilton Ilall demonstratĩon left the
building at.the rcq_uest of theblack
studer.ts and in the words of Mark
ĩng for theír own buildlng."
The group of approximately 250
students immediately hcaded for
Low Library, the targetofthepre-
nd into the rotunda.
Once on the rotunda ievel, Rudd
nplained that the black stndents
ad asked the whites to leave be-
ause they had not been "solid*
ĩîudd sald that, "for someof us,
cad'.-n'.ic c.irc-crj. isrc r.iiucd,"
liat the only thing they could
as to "take a stand, and try
n our fight."
■. ay s
o tho protesters. The
o condemned "both ob-
bchavior und physical
i this campus" and stated