Salzburg Seminar Ends College Representation

Feels Undergraduates Are Too Immature

Partly because it feels that American representatives so far have been too immature, the executive board of the Salzburg Seminar has decided not to select any more Americans studying in this country.

The Seminar, which was started by Harvard students six years ago, and which has had Harvard representatives every year, thus has cut almost all its ties with the College.

It was originally founded to give European students and professors a better understanding of Americans.


The Seminar, however, will still pick American who are studying abroad.

Two reasons were given for the move.


First, the Seminar directors feel that American undergraduates have behaved immaturely in past years.

Secondly, if only students who are already in Europe attend the Seminar, money on traveling expenses will be saved.

It is believed that the first reason was of prime importance in causing the switch.

Charities Drops Seminar

Last week the Combined Charities decided for the first time since the Seminar was started by three Harvard students not to include the Seminar on its list of Charities.

The two decisions were made completely independently.

Part of the reason for cutting off the Seminar at that time was that the Charities Committee was reportedly dissatisfield with the work the Seminar was doing, and also felt it had grown away from the College.

The Student Council backed the Charities' decision last Monday night when it passed the list of organizations.

No indication that the Seminar was dissatisfied with the selection of American students had been received by the Student Council here.

This continues the recent trend of the Seminar away from the College. It was first run by college students, but a permanent staff was soon appointed.

Neither of the Harvard representatives on the executive board, Irving M. Yoskowitz '53 and David Stark '53, were present at the meeting when the decision was made.

The Seminar has moved its offices here--formerly free ones in Brooks House--to Boylston St.