STUDENT REACTION TO CIA RECRUITMENT ACTIVITIES ON CAMPUS

Created: 1/1/1966

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STUDENT REACTION TO CIA RECRUITMENT ACTIVITIES ON CAMPUS

A Summary of Incidents, 8

aw the first significant student opposition to the Agency's campus recruitment program. The Ramparts Magaaine "expose"' generated much publicity and controversy, andIncidents at Crinnell Collegeollege of the City of New York, San Jose State College, and Harvard gave riselood of news articles. Oo the more constructive side, tho New York Times series of articles on the Agency's world-wide activities did much good and no perceptible harm. On the whole, tho publicity and free advertising did more good than harm for the recruitmentreat many write-in candidates of whom we might never have heardnd emphasized the fact that tho press and the reading public willpecial interest in what the Agency does. Student action in the picketing incidents was relatively non-violent and non-disruptive, but added uphange of climate in the academic com-

munity

APPROVED FOS RELEASE

ifferent story. It will be rememberedear in which our recruitment effort was challenged by on-campus picketing and anti-Agency demonstrations,onsiderable amount of adverse publicity. 6 saw four incidents, two minor and two worthy of note. 7 broughtangingsilent protest" nt Hunter Collegehysical Incarceration of two recruiters at Columbia University.

8 the student protesters hit their stride and weotal of) campus incidents.

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the Studentsemocratic Society (SDS) were again the primary instigators. Thoughmall minority oftbe^appeared to be better organized and morethan before. It became clear, however, that there wns wide spread unrest among students throughout the country, exacerbated by concern over the Vietnam conflict, Selective Service, racial tensions, etc.

In7 our field recruiters were

tatement of policy with respect to deaionBtra-,tions as follows:

-1. Thisis an extension oi the previously stated policy governing our recruiting on college andcampuses.

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"it. The Agency Hill continue interviewing on campuses for recruitment purposes to the extent thnt it can be

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