October 20, 1932, Page 4
At the last meeting of the Social
Science Club the following resolution condemning the action of the
Alumni Association of City College in refusing to accept the candidates
offered by the student Campus staff, was adopted.
"The function of the
colleges is education; the primary purpose of education is the
development of independent thinking. Today, however, we find that
general restriction of independent student expression is defeating this
purpose. The most recent manifestation of this evil is the outrageous
and high-handed attempt to muzzle the freedom of the student press in
the College of the City of New York. The Campus Association, in its
attempt to find an editor who will be servile to the administration of
the college, has rejected the candidates offered by the Student Campus
staff, and has, over the heads of this student staff, chosen a person
whose desire to express student opinion is not as strong as his efforts
to comply with the policy of the administration and its scab Campus
We the members of the
Social Science Club of Brooklyn College Women's Division–pledge our
support to the insurgent members of the Campus Staff in their
fight to build up a press, unfettered by the administration. We call
upon all students to support the paper issued by the insurgent staff, The
City College Student, in its battle for student rights."
The members were informed
that the Dean could not allow any representatives of the four political
parties to present their programs on the campus. Political discussions
within the club were to be permitted.
It was decided that four
weeks were to be spent on learning the programs of the four major
political parties. Students interested in discussing these topics are
cordially invited; competent spokesmen for the Republican and
Democratic parties are especially urged to attend.
The Social Science Club
will meet hereafter every Monday in room 84C at 1 P.M.
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