Posted by: Chris Kretz | April 22, 2009

Student Newspaper: April 22, 1969. Statement by the President

Obviously the freedom of an academic community is best protected by continuing dialogue between its parts and by developing such cooperation and communication that it will be able to manage its own affairs without outside interference.

I hope I have made it clear that it is my desire to see Dowling College solve its problems through dialogue and an “open door” administrative policy. If, however, a minority within an institution chooses to use violence or vandalism to achieve its end, or infringes upon the basic rights of others, the restoration of freedom may demand an invitation for outside assistance in enforcing the law.

I would welcome discussion with the Student Council or other interested students concerning plans that may recommend or support in the maintenance of our basic freedoms.

Allyn P. Robinson
President

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