“Dumpf” button

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Cornell has a long history of student dissent, from men in the 1880s refusing to live in South Hall under the supervision of the faculty, to the 1968 takeover of Old Sem by 30 students who demanded better representation and more courses on African-American history and culture. The latter event undermined the Samuel Stumpf presidency, and student protests continued into the ’70s with buttons like this, which urged the college to “Dumpf” Stumpf.

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