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  • Collection: Activists and Authorities: the May 1970 Protests at North Carolina State University

"The Chancellor earns an ovation and flowers, too"

The Chancellor earns an ovation and flowers, too.pdf
This editorial in The Gazette lauded Caldwell for his statements in his 1969 convocation.

"Chancellor Requests Students to Attend Class"

Located on the first page of The Technician, this article consisted of Chancellor John Caldwell's personal plea to students to continue attending classes over the course of the Peace Retreat. Although Caldwell supported the political involvement of…

"Caldwell's Address to Thursday's Convocation"

On page 8 of this episode of NC State's Technician is an account of university Chancellor John Caldwell's convocation speech on May 14, 1970. In the speech, Caldwell applauded the civic spirit running rampant across campus, as well as the cooperation…

Consolidated Student Council Votes for N.C.S. University

In this Technician article, the student souncil expresses their displease with the proposed name change to the school from "State College" to "University of North Carolina at Raleigh" in 1964.


"The Role of Higher Education in Social Change"

The role of higher education in social change.pdf
This source is an address by NC State Chancellor John Caldwell at a meeting of American Council Fellows during their closing seminar in April 1970. In the address, Caldwell emphatically stated that higher education was very involved in social change,…

1969 NC State Convocation

1969 convocation.pdf
This source is a transcript of the speech given by NC State Chancellor John Caldwell at the university's March 1969 convocation. The content of the speech indicates just how much the university was affected by the revolutionary environment outside…

"No Escape"

No escape.pdf
"No Escape" is an address by NC State Chancellor John Caldwell at the opening student assembly at Peace College in August 1971. It described the events that the chancellor lived through that were only history in the eyes of the students to whom he…

Nixon explains Invasion of Cambodia

Richard Nixon in a press report explaining the necessity of invading Cambodia, April 31, 1970.

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Student Argues Against Nixon's Actions

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A student at the Convocation holding a sign "Nixon said he would end the war and bring the country together...Look what he did!" and protesting the invasion of Cambodia.

"Student Retreat Proposal Passes Faculty Meeting 265 to 233"

North Carolina State University school newspaper, the Technician, detailing the Peace Retreat and content written by Cathy Sterling.