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Summer School Raises Tuition To Cover Rise in Faculty Salaries

By Richard B. Ruge

The Harvard Summer School has raised tuition twenty per cent for the 1962 session. Charges for four-unit courses (equivalent to half-courses during the regular academic year) have been hiked from $100 to $120.

Summer School director Thomas E. Crooks '49 said that the increase in tuition was needed to cover increases in faculty salaries, which in turn are based on the percentage of the academic year a professor teaches. "The Summer School has always had the lowest tuition of New England private schools," Crooks said.

Higher faculty salaries, together with more opportunities for research, have gradually reduced the number of Harvard professors who want to teach at the summer session. The Harvard Faculty has fairly constantly contributed about 75 members (with a high of 87 in 1958 and a low of 66 in 1959); but the number of visiting professors has risen from 43 in 1956 to 59 in 1960.

This year nearly 30 more courses (excluding those designated "primarily for graduates") will be taught by non-Harvard professors than in 1961, when the opposite situation was true: Harvard members taught 91, non-University members 66. In 1962, 90 courses will be given by visiting teachers, 64 by members of the winter Faculty.

Crooks pointed out that this year there will be no really famous scholars at the Summer School, as, for example, N.Y.U. professor Sidney Hook, who taught last year.

Among the faculty are, however, several well-known persons. John H. Updike '54, author of Run, Rabbit, Run; drama critic Elliot Norton; and University of California professor emeritus Kenneth MacGowan, who will teach in the English Department.

Crooks also singled out economics expert Dr. Frank Hahn, from the University of Cambridge; and Frederick Hartt, chairman of the Fine Arts Department at the University of Pennsylvania, among others well-known in their fields.

Crooks also pointed out that the Inter-University Program in Near Eastern languages will be offered at Harvard this summer. The Ford program, which uses NDEA funds for fellowships, rotates among five cooperating universities, including Princeton, Columbia, Michigan, and Cornell.

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