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Portrait of Robert E. Najemy,

Dean of Students

“The 1970-71 academic year ended in an outburst of student activism that overshadowed all that had gone before and left little prospect for timely consideration of the many valid accomplishments of the faculty and students of the American University of Beirut. Although public Commencement exercises were cancelled, AUB graduated 899 students, the largest class in its history.”

”It appears that A.U.B. had its days of student uprisings, fanned by activists and external influences. It is not too easy to predict the future. However, based on the past experiences of other universities throughout the world, we might say that we have gone through our moment of crisis and the days ahead may not be as severe.”