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McCarthyism and Red Star return

Heidi Paul & Jonathan Krive, Contirbuting and Staff Writers

November 7, 2005

In the first public response of SRJC teachers who were "red starred" in Spring 2005, historian Ellen Schrecker and four instructors addressed a diverse crowd at Newman Auditorium on the evening of Oct. 17. The auditorium was nearly full, and it bustled with excitement, everyone anticipating the long-awaited response from the faculty. The lecture titled "McCarthyism, Higher Education, and the New Assault on Academic Freedom" was presented by Schrecker, author of "Many Are the...

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