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Ten O'Clock News; Harvard Law takeover ends


David Boeri reports that a group of Harvard Law students occupied the Dean's office overnight to protest the lack of minority faculty at the school. The students held a rally for their cause this morning. Charles Ogletree, a visiting Ppofessor at Harvard Law School, addresses a rally of students outside of the school. The sit-in is over for now and that student leaders met with James Vorenberg, the Dean of Harvard Law School) to discuss their demands for an increase in minority faculty members. Interview with Robert Wilkins, of the Harvard Black Law Students Association, about the meeting with the Dean. Boeri reads a quote from Vorenberg about the meeting. The students and the administration disagree about some of the students demands. The school faculty will need to vote on the students demands in the fall.

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Ten O'Clock News

Harvard Law takeover ends

Series Description

NIGHTLY NEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER LYDON AND CARMEN FIELDS Began January 1976. Replaced evening news show EVENING COMPASS. Original host: Steve Nevas. Other anchors, Christopher Lydon (1977-91) and Gail Harris (1983). In 1980 - hour long. Ended in 1991.

(PREDECESSORS: Louis Lyons began news operations at WGBH in 1952. The News at 10 began in 1966. The Reporters premiered in 1970. The Evening Compass started in 1974.) Series release date: 1/1976



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Student protesters
African American students
Universities and colleges
Harvard University
Affirmative action programs
Speeches, addresses, etc.
Race relations
Cambridge (Mass.)
News Report
Boeri, David (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Harvard Law takeover ends,” 05/11/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 23, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_85A7D195C57441AB8081C71FC231EB2D.
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