Crisis at Columbia

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Vol. CXII No. 108



Faculty   Board   Estahlished

 To   Plan   Columbia   Future

Will  Consider  Reslrueturing Unĩversilv.

  200 Dissidcnl  Facullv to  Back  Strike"

                  By PAUL STARR

   The Joint Faculties ol' Cohimbia University, a body

 which Ims existetl only siui'C Ku.iid.iy, resolvcd yes-

 terday at a  meeting to create an  executive commit-

 tee  empowered to  take "needed steps to  return  the

 University to its educational task."

   Meanwhile, a group oí  about 200 dissident facul...

 mi'mljiM-s ye_.íei-d;iy si£ned a pctition vowíng to °r_-

 spect  the strike  on classes that has been calhcl

 by a broad array of studenl k'.ĸlcrs.

   The "ofTicial* faculíy group ,  which mct  at St. Faul's Chapel :ui'-


but i

■LCid  -

tuted t

Over   1000  Attend  Protest

To  Support  Student Strike

       ..  ■* Æ  Bv MARTIN FLUMENEAUM

  "Colu'mbia  Unb

hul it must be resurrected,* Mark

Rudd  '69, chairman of Students

for a Democratie Society, told a

croivd of well over 1Ũ0Ũ peoplc

ycsterday afternoon.

  Kudd, speakĩng to the massivc

crowd from the pla_a of the Lan

School overlooklng 116 St., called

        .t Columbia. a "revo-


              .dcheersof "Strike,

    crowd that "for the tirst time the

    faculty has seen the light...they

    have been awakened."

     The crowd, which reached its

    peak at about 2:30 p.m., was com-

    posed ot  contingents from many

    other schools in the metropolitan

    area including Cíty College, New

    York Cniversity, Queens College,

    and Fordliam. Also present was a

    group of about 100  students from

    the College of Physicians andSur-

    geons, many of whomcarriedsigns

    prolesting the use of violence on

     The main theme of the rally was

    thc proposed student strike.  Al-

    most all the speakers emphasi_ed

    that the real purpose of the Uni-

    versity "Is to serve the sludents."

    Rudd declai-ed that  'only the stu-

    donts hnow  what the University

    should be and what values it should

     Hudd  also asserted  that  thc

    strike--wiU last until  we wĩn.'"

     Also spcaking at the raily, Pro-

    fessor of Goveriunent Roger Hils-

    man urged the crowd to alloiv sen-

lents ior facuity members to use their

rally prestige in order "to

'day- the aims  that you hav.  ;,::!:■ i. I.v

Barnard   Votes   lo  Suspend

All  Classes  for Two  Days

  The facultyan.

Barnard Collt/ge voted a tivo-day

suspension of classes yesterday

"to express our deep sorrow over

  A state^nentadopted byamajor-

ity of the teachĩngandadminístra-

tive staff of the college and later

approved by the student body de-

plored the Uníversity's •sluggish-

ness" in responding to changc,

which "fostered ejítremistactions,

the forceable  seizure of the build-

Ings, the use ofunwarrantedpolioe

  An accompanying statement by

ted the faculty position, addingthat

■while we encourage girls to sup-

port Columbia strike bycontinuing

to boycott Columbia classes,  we

m throughout the weeh; li



extremity of violence to which the

Columbia Administration resorted

early this moi-nlng."

  At tho eonclusion of the mecting

of the Barnard student body, thc

studonts voted overwhelmingly to

express  their confidence in the

Barnard administration.    Thcy

wcrc Iheninformedthatthefaculty,

in their meeting earlier, hadacled


Arrested  Sludenls Arraigned;

Trials  Sel  for  Early  June

                 Bv JEFFREV ARSHAM    •*

for the cancellation of  clas.os todu.v uiily. T.iu i-esolutiocl :i!.si> i.av

the new e;_ecutivu facully lajminillue the powev to convein. Ll-.u ■.siinli'

facully svitliout the consent  of the l'rosidenl. The committee's co-

eliaic'ciii'ii aro Alan i'.  IVestin, pt-ofcs.stii- oí public laiv and (.ovein-

ment, and Míchael Sovern, professor of law.

  The  resolution  passed by the 'official* faculty  aiso  asked that

the recently-appointed tri-partite

committee  "begĩn functioning to

a.ssure due process and equitable

treatment to students facing ehar-

  h'aculty members and  students

who pledged  to go on strike de-

manded repeatedly through thcday

that the President and Vice Pres-

ident  immediately resign.  i_rie

líentley, Brandor Matthews Prof-

essor  of English Literature,  sald

yesterday, "We cannot hold  any

truthful discussĩonĸ before there-

moval of the President. AUdepends

on one demand—Kirk must  í.o!"

  Thepetitĩon that thetwohundred

faculty members have signed in-

fidence* in the administration. Al-

though the officĩal faculty meeting

did not censurc the President for

his actions in the past week, it is

reported that hewasheavilybooed,

though also applauded, as he en-

tered the  mocting in St.  Paul's.

The President  relinquished thc

            on Pag. 3|

 The group of o.

vho were arrested durĩng thepre-

iaivn police raĩd yesterdiy wcrt

     d this moniingatCrimi.

nal Court.

  Thc vast majority of thc ar-

rested students were charged ivilli

criminal trespassing,  and iverc

immedialely releused on recogni-

_ancc without bail. Mosthavebeen

ordered to appear for trial in thc

fitst iveck of June.

  A  spohesman for the Natiotul

Lawyers' Cuĩld reported that a

number of students in Loiv Líbrary

havc been charged with resisting

unspecified degrees of assault. lt

was  aiso roported that arrested

non-students are being released on

ii bond of $500.

  In a relaled developmeut, Wil-


        liain hunstler of the Las. íieiuLu

        for Constitutional Rights has filcd

        a druft compiaint to enjoin pro-

        sccution of the arrested studcnts.

          ln a phone interview, Kunstler

        stated that he intended to aslt for

        an Injunction agaĩnst "court pro-

         .oculions, the presence of police

        on campus, police brutality, and

dents.* Kunsller added that he is

hoping  for  additĩonal plainliffs,

such as thc Student Council, the

ad hoc  faculty, and black students

::ai Lli-y wurc 'ulili-.mi.

.íctliod ivhicli aiipiMi-L'c; c.

iuii ficiui lh. l"nivL-i-..ity.

Police  Guard  Campus   Entrances

                                         jf            By PETER HASKEL

         City Polie

hoc tacultj' commĩtiee membcrs,

continuod lo control the entrances

to thc Moi-iiingsldccampusyesĩer-

_ay, in the wa'ie of bloody políco

action early Monday moi-ning.

  Fot- most of the day they lim-

ited access into cumpus to faculty

members, university  employces,

and resident students.Today,hoiv-

ever, according to a university

upen ;tll day -for faculty, sludents,

aud  staff. Regular classes, hoii-

_vci-, will not be held but facult)

ind  students will meet  together


. of all s


           tes at eĩther end

           Thesegates were

tho only ones open for mosl o(

the day. Despite the early morn-

ing exclusion of alt students from

campus, young men were secn en-

terlng the campus by climblng thc

locked gate at Broadway and 114th

St. and by way of the delivery

entrance toFurnaldlIallwhichstu-


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