Two petitions supporting the Paine Hall demonstrators have gathered more than a thousand signatures apiece and will be presented to Dean Glimp and the Faculty today.
SDS got 1086 signatures for its petition through dining-hall and dorm canvassing this week. The petition--printed on page 5 of today's CRIMSON--says, "We will continue fighting the presence of ROTC at Harvard. We call for the abolition of ROTC and no punishment for those involved in the sit-in." The petition will be presented to the Faculty meeting today.
Some 1300 students have signed an HUC petition stating that expelling the demonstrators or suspending them for more than a year would be "unacceptably harsh disciplinary action."
Earlier this week, more than 100 teaching fellows signed a petition saying they would refuse to grade examinations if any of the demonstrators was suspended.