The twLF negotiating team came equipped with counterarguments and solid action plans to implement their demands.

However, the original timeline—of an immediate interim Department of Ethnic Studies with five full time staff, including a Dean and four program chairs, and then the establishment of the Third World College in 4 to 6 months—never coalesced. Instead, Ethnic Studies remained only as a department, one which eventually would even lose its autonomy as an unit and be moved under the College of Letters and Science.

It is interesting to consider this line: “The College will have similar autonomy to any other University, except possibly in terms of admissions.” A major part of the demands was the openness and connection to Third World communities and accessibility to higher education. Consideration of concession to admissions because of the control and access by the existing EOP committee in the Admissions Office.

It is unclear whether or not this line was an indication of the beginnings of concessions and compromises on demands, or if it referred to the differential qualifications for admissions that the College would seek.