For background about the Political Action and Student Protests at Mankato State College, read the following sections in Out of Chaos:
1. Burt E. Burns (pp. 54-57)
2. Dean Doyscher (pp. 70-72)
3. H. Roger Smith (pp. 144-151)
4. Scott Shrewsbury (pp.136-143)
A. People used protest measures to also bring attention to a variety of societal changes. The selected Out of Chaos readings describe numerous societal changes that were being pushed on campus and around the country.
B. How would you describe student political involvement happening today? In your opinion do you think there is more political protests happening today compared to five years ago? Please explain.
C. Not everyone on campus and in the Mankato community supported the anti-war movement.
D. On page 142 Scott Shrewsbury writes about "outside agitators" and "agent provocateurs" possibly being on the Mankato State campus.
E. According to the Campus Demonstration University Policy, Minnesota State University, Mankato is considered what type of campus? What rights may students exercise on the campus?
F. If you wanted to hold a 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. demonstration on the lawn of Performing Arts Center, what steps would you need to take? If your group is going to use a hand-held megaphone at the demonstration what procedures would you need to follow?
G. What are the three Rationale and Guiding Principles for hosting a campus demonstration?
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