I'm a Baby Boomer who went to college in the late 1960s. Things were crazy back then, with all the campus upheaval about the Vietnam War. You may remember Kent State and the tragic deaths there. Radical groups took over administration buildings. Drugs were commonplace and out in the open. It was a wild time, not on every campus, but on enough of them to inspire John Lennon to sing, “You say you want a revolution."
Things today aren't as openly violent, thankfully, although there have been incidents of assault based on Liberal versus Conservative ideals, such as this attack on the Berkeley campus. Today's “upheaval" is far more subtle, thanks to modern technology and increasing corruption in the area of admissions.