“"Moving ahead".” Digital Gallery. BGSU University Libraries, 18 June 2020, digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/collections/item/17459. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.
|Subject||Bowling Green State University -- Students -- Political activity|
|Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970|
|Description||An editorial in the BG News thanking students for their participation in the aftermath of the 1970 Kent State Shootings and encouraging more participation in the future.|
|Source||BG News; Center for Archival Collections; University Libraries; Bowling Green State University|
|Publisher||Bowling Green State University|
|Spatial Coverage||Bowling Green (Ohio)|
Last week may well prove to be the high water mark in the history of Bowing Green State University. And the credit must be shared jointly ...by students, faculty and administrators.
A potentially explosive situation was defused by a concerned student body, a progressive-minded faculty, and a responsive administration. For the first time in memory, all three facets of the University community worked in unison, spurred on not by threat or duress, but by a common feeling of urgency.
The University community can take pride inthe fact that its differences were not resolved under national guard bayonets and flying tear-gas canisters.
But it can take even greater pride in the concrete, significant steps that have been taken in areas of concern to all students--minority rights, the grading system, and a relevant curriculum.
While other state universities were shutting their doors in the wake of violence, Bowling Green remained open and moved ahead.