African students at the College are not suffering the "desperate need" for money for living expenses which the State Department has said is hurting most African students in the United States, according to David D. Henry '52, Director of the International Students Center.
The eight African sophomores and freshmen here under the African Scholarship Program of American Universities, a two-year organization directed by Henry, had their four-year expenses provided before coming to the College. Africans who are not part of ASPAU have been taken care of by the Harvard Financial Aid Office and the African-American Institute.
Last weekend a State Department report said that the financial need of Africans studying in the United States is "urgent and immediate."
Henry said that the serious situation in most of the country is caused by well-meaning individuals and organizations who merely "got the students here" without thought of long-range finances.