Bok said in an interview yesterday that he released another statement this spring because a substantial number of students were interested in the issue, adding that he hadn't had a chance to comment on divestment since the 1979 later.
ACSR members criticized Bok's contentions that divestment would harm either the University or South Africa. "There is no evidence as to [divestment] affecting the University's financial position," McGinn said. He added that "many Blacks in South Africa have urged for U.S. companies to get out."
Added Dental School ACSR representative Jack Dunlevy, "Revolution is inevitable there anyway."
Divestment proponents also criticized Bok for not dealing with the larger issue of morality.