I have had strong political opinions but missed the obvious local march (century city, not far from my tack on apartment) because I was both oblivious and at work.) A fellow who worked with us, that year or just after, was on the student committee, whatever they called it, raging against the university. I understood him but disagreed re the push at the uni. I've marched twice in my life, the first time against a plan for 5 seventeen story 'sky' scrapers at near the corner of Lincoln and Washington in Venice - we won, or maybe we just lasted the opposition out; and years and years later, once, among the Women in Black.
As it happens, I've no fervor for destruction, least of all university destruction, and I'm wild that university personnel be rebelled against, in the seventies or now, whether it is about tuition or rabbits.
So - this disturbs me.
Alternately, I got through university with ascending bills of (now estimating) $26.00 a semester to 76.00 a semester. I might be mis-remembering and it was $19.00 that first semester, fall of '60. It killed me, not personally financially, but with sympathy, the year that Reagan went for tuition.
I would be your wavering waitress now except for the non tuition university.
I have always/never understood the imbalance re education and war money.