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|April-May, 1980||The TAA begins what will be a five-week strike on April 1. Students and police clash in front of the Chemistry Building on April 10.|
|1981||Students for a Libertarian Society march on State Street and burn their selective service registration cards in an anti-draft protest.|
|November 20, 1981||Students protest throughout November against a $30 surcharge in tuition due to state budget cuts. A similar surcharge was instituted in fall 1980. Resident undergraduate tuition for fall 1981 was $492.50.|
|October 25, 1982||
Black Panthers leader turned born again Christian Eldridge Cleaver delivers a speech sponsored by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon related Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles (CARP).
Violence between CARP and Progressive Labor Party members results in 8 arrests for disorderly conduct, and Cleaver cutting his speech short.
|April 21, 1983||1,000 people at the Stock Pavilion protest U.S. intervention in Central America, especially Nicaragua.|
|October 27-28, 1983||Several protests are held in response to the US invasion of Grenada. Protestors include “Macho Nerds for Reagan,” a satirical anti-Reagan student group.|
|September 21, 1984||WSA sponsors a “drink-in” with 600 people at the Capitol to protest raising the drinking age to 21.|
|September 25, 1984||30 protesters disrupt CIA recruiters in Science Hall.|
|October 12, 1984||Vice Presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro appears on campus. The campus was heavily in favor of the Mondale-Ferraro presidential ticket, or heavily anti-Reagan, including the satirical group “Macho Nerds for Reagan”.|
|November 15, 1984||30 protesters visit businesses with “destructive” investments in Central America.|
|late February, 1985||Anti-apartheid protests lead to cancellation of a talk by Pieter Claasen from Stellenbosch University in South Africa.|
|April 10, 1985||90 students protest CIA recruitment on campus and clash with police, who use mace on the crowd.|
|March 3, 1986||Students protest against Hormel recruiters at Agriculture Hall, in sympathy with striking Hormel workers in Minnesota.|
|March 15, 1986||300 people rally against Reagan’s proposed aid to the Contras in Nicaragua.|
|early April, 1986||Students take part in anti-apartheid demonstrations, including building a shantytown at the Capitol.|
|February 23, 1987||Students occupy the office of Acting Chancellor Bernard Cohen to protest CIA recruitment on campus. Cohen is not there; students return on the 25-26.|
|October 15, 1987||275 students rally against racism on Bascom Hill.|
|November, 1988||The Black Student Union organizes a “Day of Outrage Against Racism” in response to a fraternity’s “slave auction.”|
|July 10, 1989||Around 1,500 students take part in a rally to support abortion rights.|