Interview #875: Downs, Donald
UW-Madison TEI edition, September, 2009
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URL to cite for this work: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/UWOHP.OH875
First Interview, Interviewed: 2007 (3 sessions); Interviewer: Robert Lange
In his July/August 2007 with Robert Lange, Donald Downs reflected on his years at Cornell University and his career in political science at UW-Madison since 1985. Downs discussed the 1968 takeover of Willard Straight Hall at Cornell, his views on free speech and academic/intellectual freedom, and how these views led to founding the Faculty Committee for Academic Freedom and Rights (CAFAR). One prominent topic is the UW speech codes. This interview was conducted for inclusion into the UW-Madison Oral History Program.