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To the Editor of the Crimson:
The action of the Corporation in voting twenty scholarships for refugee students has been universally applauded as a generous and constructive measure. However, these scholarships are contingent upon the raising of an equal amount of money by the Harvard Refugee Committee. The meeting planned for Tuesday night, with three prominent speakers, is naturally a splendid opportunity for persons interested in this drive to contribute.
But a Corporation rule prohibits "any solicitation or collection of money made in connection with the meeting without consent first obtained in writing from the office of the Corporation." Certainly the Corporation should give this consent to facilitate the collection of funds in a cause to which the Corporation itself has given its implied blessing. Otherwise a golden opportunity will be lost and the Undergraduate Committee hampered in raising funds to make the Corporation's own scholarships effective.
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