After studying in the United States, Oscar Arias Sánchez (b. 1940) studied law and economics at the University of Costa Rica and engaged actively in the work of the National Liberation Party. Having completed his degree, he went on to finish his doctorate in England, with a thesis on the subject of “Who Rules Costa Rica?”
Robert M. Solow (b. 1924) is considered to be one of the founders of modern neoclassical economics. He utilized determinants of economic growth to be separated out into increases in inputs and technical progress. Using his model, he calculated that about four-fifths of the growth in U.S. output per worker was attributable to technical progress. Solow also was the first to develop a growth model with different vintages of capital.
Jerome Skolnick is a leading American scholar on policing. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University Law School, and Co-Director of that NYU’s Center for Research in Crime and Justice. He came to NYU after more than thirty years at the School of Criminology and the Boalt Hall Law School at Berkeley, where he had been teaching since 1962. Professor Skolnick has also taught at UC San Diego, the University of Chicago and Yale University and been a visiting fellow at Oxford. Recently, his primary research interest is police integrity. He is a past president of the American Society of Criminology.
The President’s Commission on Campus Unrest, also known as the “Scranton Commission” was appointed by Nixon and led by former governor of Pennsylvania William Scranton. This 9-member panel held hearings in order to study the dissent and violence breaking out on college and university campuses, as well as the nature of the student strike protesting the Vietnam War, the American invasion of Cambodia, the violent confrontations at Jackson State College, and the killings of students at Kent State University. The Commission concluded that the shootings of students by the Ohio National Guard at Kent State were unjustified.
Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr. (1911-1978) was the thirty-eighth Vice President of the United States, serving under President Lyndon B. Johnson. Humphrey was a U.S. Senator from Minnesota and the Democratic Majority Whip. Humphrey also served as mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota from 1945-1949. In 1968, Humphrey was the Democratic Party nominee in the Presidential Election, but lost to the Republican candidate, Richard Nixon.