Times of Turmoil: Is an unbiased, neutral position achievable?
When “the shit hits the fan” life can be as burdensome as a chronic migraine headache. The jobs of administrators, namely the president, at college campuses across the country in the late 1960’s and early 70’s was this excruciating. The University of Oregon was no exception. Engulfed in discord it was on the verge of dissolution. A bitter separation of groups over sensitive political issues along with the manner, in which feuding bodies acted, was sufficient to label the scene chaotic. Arguably the 1969-70 school year in Eugene was the point when the disarray reached its peak, which coincided with the arrival of new president Dr. Robert D. Clark.