"Living revolution" in Wilder
Rather than trying to find a president, thirty-eight years ago Oberlin was attempting to get rid of one. After administrators expelled a group of students for disrupting classes while performing anti-Peace Corps guerrilla theater, students organized protests, a “live-in” and, following the publication of this article, a campus-wide boycott of classes to force the resignation of President Robert Carr.
—The News Team
April 11, 1969
Members of both the old and new Student Senates called for the resignation or removal of President Robert K. Carr in a special session last night following a mass meeting in Wilder Main Lounge. Senate also recalled all student members of student-faculty committees and suspended all social rules and regulations.
The Senate actions were in response to a General Faculty decision late yesterday afternoon to approve the General Faculty Council’s action to suspend sophomore Jeremy Pikser, the local Students for a Democratic Society leader. Mr. Pikser participated in anti-Peace Corps guerrilla theater skits in classrooms March 25.
Following adjournment of last night’s mass meetings, about 150 persons began a “live-in” in Wilder Hall. The building was declared a base of operations to “build the movement,” said senior John Field last night. Senior Bill Hedges told the crowd earlier in the evening they could initiate a “living revolution — a new life style,” by staying in Wilder.