More McCloy Protest
An eighth student group voted Friday to join in protesting the naming of a Kennedy School of Government Scholarship after former High Commissioner of Germany John J. McCloy.
The Student Advisory Committee to the Kennedy School's Institute of Politics voted 22 to 7 in future of supporting the other groups' charges that McCley as High Commissioner commuted the sentences of convicted Nazi War criminals, and that as Assistant Secretary of War, he influenced the U.S. government's decision not to bomb Auschwitz concentration camp and to intern Japanese-Americans.
In response to the previous student protests, which took the form of letters, K-School Dean Graham T. Allison '62 announced that a meeting between administrators of the scholarship and students is scheduled for tomorrow.
Calling the protests unfair, Guido Goldman, director of the program, said he will try to use the meeting to "explain why naming the program after McCley is appropriate."
Joseph A. Cialowski, a K-School representative to the committee, said the vote is "good evidence of gathering student support." He added that the committee will meet next week to determine the language of the protest letter.
Peter Gelfman '85, vice chair of the Committee, said that a dissenting letter supporting the naming of the scholarship will accompany the original letter.
Institute of Politics Director Jonathan Moore declined to comment on the vote.
The Hiller Library air conditioned system will not be turned on until the end of this week because of a contracting delay, University officials said yesterday.
The air conditioning is usually turned on in the middle of May, said Catherlan D. Cellies, assistant librarian of Hilles, but this year it was slated to start up at the beginning of the month.
Two weeks ago, a contracting firm presented Director for Facilities Bugeze J. Arcand with a price for "dewinterizing" the system. Arcand said he thought the price was "outrageous" and asked the company to "get a new price."
The contractor, who Arcand declined to name, returned last week with a new price that was about 50 percent lower than the original price, and "thousands of dollars less." Arcand said.
"Dowinterizing" consists of taking the air conditioning unit apart and giving it a "tune-up," he explained.
Collins said students submitted "a few verbal and written complaints" but that after she posted a written response on the bulletin board, the complaints stopped.
Heather E. Coles, librarian of Hilles and Lamont libraries, said she asked two weeks ago that the air conditioning be turned on earlier than usual this year.
"The weather got warm enough this year that this building needed air conditioning." Collins said.
Last week the library was registering "extreme" temperatures of up to 85 degrees. Collins said.