Ronald Hustwit is interviewed in this video about the 1989 Galpin Takeover. Mark Goodman and Joe Kennedy are given as the two primary people involved in organization. Hustwit discusses a fight that broke out at in intermural basketball game and the security officer who said something highly problematic about a black student. The six demands that were made by the students are listed off including promoting diversity, recruiting a black counselor, and not penalized for the process. Hustwit believes that all these demands were eventually fulfilled. Hustwit says that the Takeover was an attempt to get public recognition of the fight. Hustwit did not know that there would be a Takeover that specific day, even though Goodman was his advisee, until it was in progress. The students had planned the event independently of any faculty advisors. President Copeland called an emergency faculty meeting to get their opinion on what to do regarding the Takeover.
Sit-ins (Civil rights); Bias, Racial; Interviews
The College of Wooster
Galpin Takeover, Galpin Call-in, peaceful protest, protest, racial tensions, Ronald Hustwit
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"Galpin Takeover Interview: Ronald Hustwit" (2000). Galpin Takeover & Call In. 2.