Seeds of Protest Growing on College Campuses


The speed of the antiwar mobilization has struck some longtime college presidents. “Students are engaging very, very quickly with Iraq,” said Nancy Dye, the president of Oberlin College. “This morning I was struck by a very large sign on top of an academic building, saying, `Say No to War in Iraq.’ A new student organization has gotten itself together, and I don’t even know if they have a name yet. There wasn’t anything like this during the first gulf war, when I was president at Vassar.”

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