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Stanford in TurmoilCampus Unrest, 1966–1972$
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Richard W. Lyman

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780804760799

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804760799.001.0001

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Ken Pitzer's Departure

Ken Pitzer's Departure

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Stanford in Turmoil
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Stanford University received a subpoena from the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, chaired by Arkansas Democrat John McClellan, who wanted to see the university's records on ninety individuals and a dozen organizations, including the Peninsula Observer, April 3rd Movement, and the Students for a Democratic Society. President Kenneth S. Pitzer and the author, the university provost, were called to testify together. Pitzer was interrogated about how the university regulated (and did not regulate) student organizations on campus. The Senate hearings raised a number of important questions, such as whether federal funds would be withheld upon accusations. Meanwhile, campus violence intensified in the spring of 1970. That very same year, Kenneth S. Pitzer resigned as president of Stanford.

Keywords:   Kenneth S. Pitzer, Stanford University, John McClellan, Senate hearings, student organizations, campus violence, federal funds, Students for a Democratic Society, April 3rd Movement, Peninsula Observer

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