AAUP Drops Sachar Infringement Charges

The American Association of University Professors has dismissed charges of infringement on academic freedom filed last fall against Brandeis President Dr. Abram L. Sachar by the Brandeis Chapter of the AAUP.

The charges arose during the October, 1962, Cuban crisis when Sachar reprimanded anthropology professor Kathleen Gough Aberle for "the recklessness and irresponsibility of the language" in expressing pro-Cuban views before the student body, Mrs. Aberle and her husband, David, former head of the Brandeis anthropology department, both resigned from the university last March.

In a letter sent to Sachar last week, the AAUP questioned the president on the method of his reprimand, which was made without faculty consultation. It found no evidence to support the charges against him, however, since the resignation of Mrs. Aberle prevented any "clear test of infringement."