October 20, 2000
Yugoslav Students and Professors Act to Regain Control of Universities; In Vietnam, American Professor Teaches Course on U.S. Government
Emboldened by the election of a new president, students and professors in Yugoslavia moved last week to push for the repeal of the country's repressive law on higher education.
The 1998 law gave the minister of education the power to appoint deans at the University of Belgrade and required professors there to sign contracts that many viewed as equal to loyalty oaths. The law prompted some students to found Otpor, a movement whose name is Serbian for