Student Council Will Protest Article Noting Conservative College Trend
The Student Council last night voted to send a letter to Time magazine in protest of a story in the Feb. 10 issue that called the re-election of Council President Howard J. Phillips '62 an indication of a "sharp turn to the political right" on college campuses.
The letter said that the election of Phillips, who has been associated with Republican youth groups and was a featured speaker at a recent National Review banquet, was based solely on his "personal qualities and abilities," and not on his political philosophy.
In view of this policy for Council elections, the letter continued, the Time story "could hardly have been more unjustified." As written by Marc J. Roberts '64, the letter was ratified by 15 of 18 voting members. President Phillips did not vote, since he can only do so if his ballot will be the deciding one.
Meanwhile, the Council postponed its annual appeal for extension of parietal hours because of the absence of Charles M. Warchol '63, who had been appointed to study the matter. Phillips said that the matter will receive the Council's attention at their next meeting.
In other business, Phillips announced that six students will represent the Council at a penta-regional meeting of the National Student Association at Rutgers University next weekend.
Eugene H. Zagat, Jr. '61, current chairman of the Eastern Region of NSA, will lead the delegation. Under a program called Project Awareness that was proposed by Zagat two years ago, the convention will discuss the topic "Federal Government Relations to the College Community."