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October 1, 2004

In April 1968, student activists at Columbia University schemed to take over the dean’s office as a protest against the Vietnam War and plans to build a new gym. More than 700 students were arrested, and the uprising won national attention. But the school’s buttoned-up administrators hadn’t wanted to involve the police, and the rioters eventually were allowed to graduate. The mayor of New York, John Lindsay, even arrived in December to address the students and applaud "the urgent, authentically revolutionary work of this generation...

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