Signs of the Times

Saturday Review

From "The Campus Battle Need
Not Be Lost" by Norman Cousins
in the Saturday Review
New York, New York

Copyright 1969 Saturday Review, Inc.

Ordeals and demonstrations notwithstanding, the college or university president cannot abdicate.... It is the office that is the symbolic focal point of attention and attack. Yet the president need not be without ground on which to stand or to carry on his work or even to seek reconciliation.... For any man who understands the connection between crisis and growth, chaos and concord, there must be an electrifying sense of wondrous new possibilities. This is a grand moment for change, and the president who has been yearning for wide new options may find that his time is now....

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May 22, 1971

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