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Clayborne Carson, a professor of history at Stanford, received both his B.A. and his Ph.D. from UCLA. He is director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Project and author of In Struggle: The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Black Awakening of the 1960s.

Michael Huffington, ’70, graduated from Stanford with a B.A. in economics and a B.S. in engineering. A deputy assistant secretary of defense under Reagan and former member of the House of Representatives, he was the Republican Party nominee for the U.S. Senate in 1994, only to be defeated in that race by Democrat Dianne Feinstein, ’55.

Terry Karl, ’70, who earned a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford, is an associate professor of political science and director of the Center for Latin American Studies. Karl is the author of The Paradox of Plenty. Her research focuses on the process of democratization.

BILL EVERS:  At yesterday’s reunion panel, classmates talked about our lives after Stanford. What they said served as a kind of introduction to thinking about the 1960s and the changes since then.

One panelist, a Unitarian minister in New York City who works both in the affluent East Side and in Harlem, says that his work has brought home to him the importance of a sense of community, that the paternalist welfare state of the New Deal is passing, and that if we don’t want the succeeding era to be a tragedy, we have to endeavor to be real neighbors to those in trouble.

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This forum, “From the Sixties to the Nineties,” was sponsored by the Class of 1970 at last fall’s reunion.

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