Student journalists for The Eagle named the American University academic year 1968-1969 a year of protest and reform.
Campus drinking laws loosened. Students created a new experimental, interdisciplinary course called University and Revolution. AU’s ninth president, George Williams, was inaugurated. AU’s campus fought for university reform through the Tripartite committee and student-led groups such as OASATAU, a New AU, and Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Throughout the year, AU students took an increasing interest in local and national events.
Beginning with Orientation and Registration and ending with Commencement, this exhibit highlights campus life and major events during the academic year.