The act of engaging in and shaping campus life through academia, activism, and student governance is the part of any time honored undergraduate experience. And the Tower was there to record it all as protests, elections, and academic debates unfolded.
March 16, 1970 Tower “special” issue
Protests over the academic structure of the school, particularly around the formation of a Black Studies program, were building in spring 1970. While an eventual occupation of the President’s office (then located in Mullen Library) was months away, the Tower was already putting out special editions to cover the rapidly unfolding events of student activism.
Elections, protests, and academic discipline abound in this issue! From the results of a recent student government election to ongoing negotiations and debates over a new campus theater, CatholicU students are recorded to be engaged in shaping the academic (and even physical environment) of their campus.