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The 1968 Protesters, Then and Now

Sunday, April 27, 2008

These are some of the people involved in the 1968 takeover of buildings at Columbia University.

Nancy Biberman, 60

Role during protests: typed news releases at Strike Central, ran messages among strikers.

Résumé highlights: Legal Aid lawyer; taught at Harvard University, New York University and the City University of New York.

Current job: president, Women's Housing and Economic Development Corp., New York City.

Raymond Brown, 61

Role during protests: member, Steering Committee of Black Students of Hamilton Hall.

Résumé highlights: represented Darfur victims in the International Criminal Court; host of the TV program "Due Process."

Current job: criminal defense attorney, Woodbridge, N.J.

Mark Rudd, 60

Role during protests: chairman, Columbia chapter of Students for a Democratic Society.

Résumé highlights: helped found the Weather Underground, was a fugitive for seven years.

Current job: retired community college math teacher, Albuquerque.

Robert Friedman, 60

Role during protests: editor of the Columbia Spectator.

Résumé highlights: Village Voice editor; worked at other publications, including the Wall Street Journal and Fortune magazine.

Current job: editor-at-large for global financial coverage, Bloomberg News, New York City.

-- Robin Shulman

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