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Statement of Policy by the Board of Higher Education

This "statement of policy", attached to the minutes from a meeting of the Board of Higher Education on July 9, 1969, reflects the culmination of negotiations between college officials and protesting City College students. The students, most of whom were black and Puerto Rican, had previously enumerated a list of five demands pertaining to campus diversity and representation. The Board's statement offers a response and plan of action intended to address each demand. Most notably, it announces college officials' intention to expedite plans for Open Admissions. It would begin in fall 1970, instead of the previously announced start date of 1975.

Source | McGuire, Ron
Creator | Board of Higher Education of the City of New York
Date Created | July 9, 1969
Rights | Obtain From McGuire, Ron
Item Type | Text (Notes / Minutes)
Cite This document | Board of Higher Education of the City of New York, “Statement of Policy by the Board of Higher Education ,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed November 14, 2018, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/6922.

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