Monthly Archives: February 2014

Sundial: Columbia SDS Memories–Freshman At Columbia, 1966

Chapter 3: Freshman At Columbia, 1966 (viii)During the Spring 1966 term, my strongest feeling was falling madly in love with Pat. Pat was a senior at Barnard, majoring in Sociology, who planned to become a social worker. She was a … Continue reading

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Sundial: Columbia SDS Memories–Freshman At Columbia, 1965

Chapter 3: Freshman At Columbia, 1965 (vii)The Thanksgiving break came and I went back to Queens to visit my parents. I felt much more distance between us and felt I had changed as a result of being away from home. … Continue reading

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Sundial: Columbia SDS Memories–Freshman At Columbia, 1965

Chapter 3: Freshman At Columbia, 1965 (vi) Around the time I was still being radicalized in relationship to U.S. policy in Viet Nam, I attended my first off-campus anti-war rally. It was a Saturday morning in late October. I was … Continue reading

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Sundial: Columbia SDS Memories–Freshman At Columbia, 1965

Chapter 3: Freshman At Columbia, 1965 (v)I discovered a bookstore on West 114th St. and Broadway. It was owned and operated by this tall, quiet, solitary white man in his late ‘50s who had been politically active in the 1930s. … Continue reading

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Sundial: Columbia SDS Memories–Freshman At Columbia, 1965

Chapter 3: Freshman At Columbia, 1965 (iv)Mel had black hair and was of medium height. He was in his mid-to-late 20s. He seemed to know Vietnamese history and the history of U.S. military intervention in Viet Nam better than anyone … Continue reading

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Sundial: Columbia SDS Memories–Freshman At Columbia, 1965

Chapter 3: Freshman At Columbia, 1965 (iii)After Freshman Week ended, the rest of the student body returned to the campus for the fall term. I had to move out of my Freshman Week dorm room and back to my parents’ … Continue reading

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Sundial: Columbia SDS Memories–Freshman At Columbia, 1965

Chapter 3: Freshman At Columbia, 1965 (ii)During Freshman Week, there was a big meeting in the Low Library administration building rotunda, where a professor told us that we were a “special group of people” and “the nation’s future elite.” A … Continue reading

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