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1967: Student Protests Gain More and More Attention

November 29, 2015

50 Years of Covers

In November 2016, The Chronicle of Higher Education will mark its 50th anniversary. To lead up to the occasion, we’ve chosen front pages featuring some of our reporting on key events in higher education and capturing the zeitgeist of the nation’s colleges and universities over the years.

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In 1967, as U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War expanded, student protests gained more and more attention. Also reaching The Chronicle's front page on October 26 was coverage of the American Council on Education's 50th annual meeting, where college administrators were apparently offended by a graduate-student panelist's wearing a green turtleneck sweater rather than a white shirt and tie. "Did you see what that kid was wearing?" asked one dean. "It was disrespectful."