Class Notes

In many ways during the 1960s the fight against authority or “the Man” started in colleges.  They were seen as a microcosm of the larger issues the students felt they were facing.  In the 1960s, colleges still functioned as “In Loco Parentis,” or replacing the role of parents when the students were under their care.  This meant looking out for their morals as well, as academic well-being.  As such, colleges set rules limiting contact between the sexes, as well as trying to limit their ability to engage in alcohol, gambling or sexual activities. The students rebelled. 

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