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April 01, 1967 - Image 16

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The Michigan Daily, 1967-04-01

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'Pomp-and Circumstances Beyond Our Go



The day began at 10:30 with
the opening of the Honors
Convocation. It ended with the
press conference of Robber
Wright Fleming, newly chos-
en successor to University
President Harlan Hatcher. But
there were a lot of "happen-
ings" in between those two
well-planned events.
Many University honor stu-
dents sat inside Hill Auditor-
ium yesterday .and heard U
Thant, secretary-general of
the United Nations and fea-
tured speaker for the Honors,
Convocation, deliver an ad-
dress on education. Other hon-
ors students were picketing in
protest of the Vietnam war
outside tPe auditorium along
with Ann Arbor residents.
Later University President
Harlan Hatcher and U Thant
left Hill to attend a luncheon
held in the League accompan-
ied by Ann Arbor police and
followed by those students
who had been picketing.
Robben Wright Fleming,
newly chosen successor to Uni-
versity President H a r 1 a n
Hatcher, fielded reporters'
questions on student-adminis-
tration relations, academic
and political freedom and
University policy towards la-
bor unions at his first Ann
Arbor press conference yester-
Fleming defended the right
of students to dissent in a con-
ference that was interrupted
several times by students who
demanded the right to ques-
tion Fleming and Regent Rob-
ert Briggs (R-Jackson) before
the press. "You cannot have a
great university without dis-
sent," Fleming said. "I have
always protected dissenters."
He added that he has gen-
erally come into conflict with
dissenters only when they in-
terfere with other functions of
the university.

Protesters picket the Honors Convocation outside Hill Auditoriuni.


U Thant delivering his address at the Honors Convocation



Andy Sacks

U Thant (left) and Harlan Hatcher leave for the League accompanied by
various of ficials.

Two of the seven film cameras at the afternoon's press


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