President Smith joined a capacity crowd in the Main Lounge of the College Center to hear a forum sponsored by Vassar Draft Opposition featuring Professor of Political Science M. Glen Johnson, Professor of History Donald Gillen and three student VDO members: Anne LeVeque ‘82, Danny Levine ‘83, and Matt Miller ‘83.  Professor Johnson spoke of both the internal pressures within the Carter administration that had elevated the Soviet invasion of Afganistan to "crisis" level and the threats to the Soviets posed by the "Islamic revivalist movement."

The student speakers "spoke about morality and the draft, conscientious objector status and the legal implications of conscription." LeVeque said, “the draft is immoral, unconstitutional and useless.”      The Miscellany News