|May 23, 1940||
Over 800 people attend the All-University Peace Convocation. Students use the slogan “Cannon fodder age students are determined to stay out of war.”
|October, 1940||The United League for Liberal Action protests against compulsory registration for selective service.|
The University Club refuses to accommodate Arthur E. Burke, an African-American graduate student planning to complete his doctoral studies in English. After faculty and student protests, Burke is allowed to rent a room. Students had been involved actively in discriminatory housing issues since at least 1940.
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|December 3, 1945||
Approximately 40 students hold a rally against peacetime conscription on the Capitol steps.