Q: From 1968-70, protests against involvement in the Vietnam War were prevailing on campus. During that time, several demonstrations and protests required police intervention. The most significant incident during that anti-war time occurred in May of 1970. What happened at CSU that is remembered as “the saddest hours of CSU’s anti-war movement”?
A: Peace activists on campus were holding a moratorium concert on May 8, in response to the U.S. invasion of Cambodia and the deaths of four Kent State University students. During the concert, several arsonists set Old Main ablaze, resulting in it being completely destroyed.