Sunday, November 13, 2016

Back to the future?

Recent anti-Trump protests in California and elsewhere raise the question of whether UC is going to return to the kind of demonstrations seen in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

A sampling:

UCLA was initially seen at the time as a relatively calm, commuter school:

Later, however, UCLA, too, became a center of protest:
Of course, a lot has changed since back-in-the-day. UCLA is no longer a commuter school, for one. But I am looking at the roster of UCLA undergraduates filling up the slots for my winter class, and I see lots of names and backgrounds of students who - to put it gently - are unlikely to have a favorable view of a President Trump. Meanwhile, those on the right are looking for the Trump administration to fix higher ed and correct excesses of the left, e.g.,

A perfect storm could be brewing.

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