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INTEGRITY The campus turmoil of the late 1960s and early \'70s was attributable to many causes, most of them rooted in the society outside the university. But whatever the events that triggered demonstrations and, in some cases, mob action, whatever the local grievances, there always was this overriding question being asked, usually by implication rather than directly; "What should a university be?" The agonies of an unpopular war and campus reforms most frequently provided the causes around which groups of students, non-students, and faculty members could coalesce for action. From beneath their crusading banners came the ultimata, the pronouncements and the demands for action. "The University must do this \u2026" "The University must not do that ... " "lf the University does not do thus, it will prove itself to be a reactionary, if not fascistic;, tool of an oppressive, outmoded society... " in each case, it was "the University" that should be acting on behalf of those vociferous, on-campus advocates of certain causes. In essence, our University as well as hundreds of others across the nation was being asked to become the agent advocate for specific social and political change because soma of our constituents felt that the change being advocated was "right."


UNM Annual Reports, 1974-1975, Volumes 1-3


University of New Mexico




University of New Mexico Press