Interview with James Yasser
From - UM Libraries on April 27th, 2020
Jim Yasser served as student body president at UM during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Specifically, he served as President of Undergraduate Student Government, 1969-70. In this interview he talks about his upbringing, life on campus, the national climate of protest, his election campaign, and life since his graduation from UM's law school. He also talks about the politics of confrontation and activism that he participated in, and reflects on the relatively young and liberal university administration that transformed UM in the early 1970s. Finally, he reflects on American politics and the state of the UM campus during the 1980s.