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1970: Firing on Student Protesters, and Calling for Change

December 20, 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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After fatal shootings during protests on two campuses in May — by National Guard troops at Kent State University and by police officers at Jackson State College — President Richard Nixon appointed a panel led by William W. Scranton, a former governor of Pennsylvania, to examine the situation. When the commission’s report was released, in October, The Chronicle was the first to publish it in full. Demand was great enough to call for a second edition