John P. Reardon Jr. '60 director of Admissions, said yesterday that the meeting was part of an effect to get students who do not ordinarily apply to Harvard into "the applicant pool." He added that very few of the chicano students admitted to Harvard last year actually came here.
Harvard has 30 chicanos, a smaller number that are at any other Ivy League school, Sanchez said. He added the Raza want more chicano students at Harvard, as well as a chicano admissions officer.
Reardon said that Harvard has no quotas for chicanos. He noted, "People have to make it in here." On their qualifications, even if they have been recruited. He added that the meeting was also designed to acquaint new staff members with the problems of chicanos.
Reardon said that chicanos are being recruited by alumni, traveling admissions officers, and by students returning to their high schools.