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Statement by the Department Chairmen, the Dean of Faculty, and the President

This statement was prepared by Queens College administration in regards to persistent student unrest on campus in March/April 1969. The document details some of the steps the college had taken to rectify the issue, including their convening of representatives from the faculty and student populations, a measure taken in effort to show the school able to "police itself."

Earlier in the month, student protest groups occupied the college's Social Sciences Building in protest of the administration's treatment of earlier activists. After several days, the administration requested police clear the building and nearly 40 students were arrested in the process on April 1. Tensions between students and administration remained high in the weeks that followed.

Source | Queens College Special Collections and Archives
Creator | Department Chairmen, Queens College
Date Created | April 16, 1969
Rights | Copyright Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives (New York, N.Y.)
Item Type | Text (Notes / Minutes)
Cite This document | Department Chairmen, Queens College, “Statement by the Department Chairmen, the Dean of Faculty, and the President,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed December 10, 2019,

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