1972: Drugs on Campus, From the Dealers’ Perspective

January 17, 2016

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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The Chronicle's coverage of the growing use of recreational drugs on campus reached Page One in January, with an article describing drug-distribution arrangements on several campuses. At Brown University, a dealer with "The Corporation" said the network there twice used a university computer to bill customers who "wouldn't get uptight" when they found the statements in their mail slots. In unrelated news, we reported that "administrators of many two-year institutions appear unconvinced that the holders of doctorates are well-prepared for teaching."