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Program (19651112)

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Program Number: 19651112
Title: University Tradition and Social Change
Program Date: Nov 12, 1965
Location: California
Duration: 01:03:52 (hh:mm:ss)
Summary: Heyns speaks about the University of California at Berkeley. He says
coming to Berkeley, he has found a university with first-rate academics,
notable alumni, and a campus that has gone through a difficult
year.

He notes that there is a new kind of student with a new
culture. He argues the new student does not have an idea of how the world
should be, but like Biblical prophets, criticizes society based on its
actions given society's professed values. He also says they are
intelligent, hard-working, well-trained, and motivated.

On the
role of the university in a time of crisis, he presents the University
vis-a-vis the Vietnam War. He says that the university should avoid
politicizing itself on national politics. He notes that times of war try
the university's position on freedom of expression.

Heyns says the
hard part is a crisis of confidence.
Speaker(s): Heyns, Roger W. (Roger William), 1918- - Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley, 1965-1971.
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Subject Heading(s): University of California, Berkeley.
Education, Higher--California.
California--History--1950-
Free Speech Movement (Berkeley, Calif.)
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Last update: Jul 15, 2010