Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

During the 1970s, a number of controversial people were asked to speak on campus. One polarizing figure was actress Jane Fonda, who made appearances in 1972 and 1973 to denounce the Vietnam War, then returned on April 28, 1976 to campaign for her husband, Tom Hayden, who was running for the United States Senate. Other controversial speakers during this decade included radical attorney William Kunstler, reporter Daniel Schorr, and ultraconservative talk show host Robert K. Dornan, who was later elected to the United State House of Representatives. For the most part, Fullerton College students were well behaved. On September 4, 1969, Governor Ronald Reagan had signed a law making it a misdemeanor for anyone to engage in a wide variety of disruptive acts on campus, such as, indecent language, fighting, or offensive conduct. After heckling Reagan at a February 9, 1970 appearance on the CSU Fullerton campus, students Bruce Church and David MacKowiak were arrested, the first time that the new penal code sections against campus disturbances were invoked.
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