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October 7 and 8, 1999

Booth Auditorium
Boalt Law School
University of California, Berkeley

Organized by the:
UC History Digital Archives,
Center for Studies in Higher  Education

Press Release

This event was open to the academic community and public.

Co-sponsored by the Hewlett Foundation, The Bancroft Library, The Townsend Center for the Humanities, and the UC Berkeley Academic Senate.

For additional information, contact the Center for Studies in Higher Education:
510-642-5040 or
cshe@socrates.berkeley.edu

 

Thursday, October 7, 1999

1:30 - 2:45 PM
Welcome
Chancellor Berdahl
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Introduction
David A. Hollinger- UC Berkeley
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Speaker
Ellen Schrecker
Editor, Academe (AAUP): "Political Tests for Professors: Academic Freedom during the McCarthy Years"


Question and Answer
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2:45 PM
Break
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Panel of UC Presidents

Moderator
David A. Hollinger
History - UC Berkeley

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David Saxon 
President Emeritus, University of California/Physics - UCLA

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Clark Kerr 
President Emeritus, University of California/Institute of Industrial Relations - UC Berkeley

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David Gardner
President Emeritus, University of California, CSHE, Goldman School - UC Berkeley
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Question and Answer
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Friday, October 8, 1999
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Panel of Faculty Opponents of the Oath

Moderator
Carroll Brentano
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Gordon Griffiths
Professor Emeritus, History - University of Washington
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Charles Muscatine
Professor Emeritus, English - UC Berkeley
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Howard Bern
Professor Emeritus, Integrative Biology - UC Berkeley
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Howard Schachman
Professor, P.O.G., Molecular Cell and Biology - UC Berkeley
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David Saxon
Professor, Physics - UCLA
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Panel Discussion / Q & A
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3:00 PM
Break
3:15 - 4:30 PM
A Retrospective on Politics and Higher Education

Moderator
Robert Spear
Chair, Berkeley Academic Senate/Public Health - UC Berkeley
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Ellen Schrecker
Editor, Academe
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David Gardner
President Emeritus, University of California, CSHE, Goldman School - UC Berkeley
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Jack Peltason
President Emeritus, University of California/Political Science - Irvine
[ Transcript ]

Panel Discussion / Q & A
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David Littlejohn
Chair, Senate Committee on Academic Freedom, Journalism - UC Berkeley
[ Unable to participate ]

5:00 - 6:30 PM
Reception/Art Opening
Margaret Peterson Exhibit - Townsend Center

 

Press Coverage of the Loyalty Oath 50th Anniversary Retrospective

Cockrell, Cathy (Public Affairs), "University Revisits Controversial California Loyalty Oath," Berkeleyan, October 13, 1999.

"Speakers Equate Loyalty Oaths, Lie Detectors--Panel Gives Opinions on Swearing Allegiance to UC, Daily Californian, October 11, 1999.

Rick DelVecchio (Chronicle Staff), "Red Scare Symposium on Loyalty Oath at UC," San Francisco Chronicle, October 8, 1999.

"Former UC Presidents Recollect Loyalty Oath," Daily Californian, October 8, 1999.

"UC Loyalty Oath Remembered on 50th Anniversary," Berkeleyan, September 29, 1999.

 

Related Coverage

Lucas, Greg (Sacramento Bureau Chief), "Lawsuit Wins Reopening of State Files from Red Baiting Era," San Francisco Chronicle, November 5, 1999.

 

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