Schorsch Must Leave Country Says U.S. Justice Department
The U.S. Department of Justice has notified Philipp O.C. Schorsch, a former student at the Business School and a German citizen, that he must leave the U.S. by March 18.
Schorsch, who protested his dismissal this Fall from the Doctoral Program by staging a 47-day hunger strike and distributing over 20 different leaflets, was prohibited last week by the Business School from distributing further leaflets on its premises.
Richard S. Rosenbloom '54, director of the Doctoral Program, said Sunday that he had recommended to Lawrence E. Fouraker, dean of the Business School, that such action be taken against Schorsch, and that he be prevented from entering School grounds except for specific appointments.
The Justice Department's Immigration and Naturalization Service, in a form letter to Schorsch dated March 3, revealed that action will be taken to deport him if he does not comply with the March 18 deadline.
Schorsch said Sunday that he would ask the Immigration Service to delay his deportation "because I am negotiating (with the Business School) to have myself reinstated" in the Doctoral Program.
Rosenbloom and Schorsch have met several times in the past few weeks.
Schorsch also said that he would appeal to President Bok to intervene on his behalf and help him regain the right to distribute leaflets at the Business School.
At a Doctoral Faculty meeting last month, Rosenbloom and Paul R. Lawrence. Donham Professor of Organizational Behavior, presented a statement saying that "the Schorsch case reveals that current policies (In the Doctoral Program) are less than adequate," and that those policies should be revised "to protect to the rights of an individual."
After the meeting, Rosenbloom said he believed Schorsch had been treated fairly, but added that he could understand how Schorsch and others might see the case differently.
Schorsch was dismissed for what the Doctoral Administration called "lack of academic progress." Schorsch believes, however, that his personal behavior--especially his relations with the 16-year-old daughter of a Boston doctor--had been a factor in his dismissal.