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'Cliffe Board Won't Sever Paine Sit-ins

Judicial Board Votes; Full Decision Secret


The Radcliffe Judicial Board decided last night not to sever any of the 21 girls whose bursar's cards were taken during the Paine Hall anti-ROTC demonstration.

After a two and one half hour meeting last night the Board came to a final decision about what kind of discipline to apply. The proposal of no punishment was rejected. According to one member of the Board, however, the decision adopted is "the next best thing."

Mary I. Bunting, President of Radcliffe and chairman of the Judicial Board, has refused to reveal the decision until an explanatory statement has been drafted. A drafting committee of three has been set up and may be ready with a statement on Monday. One student member of the Board said that a detailed explanation of the resolution was necessary, because of its experimental nature.

The student reported that the Board discussed the value of conventional punishment and decided that these didn't take students' motivations into account. She described the resolution the Board adopted as "innovative" and "meaningful."

The Radcliffe Judicial Board had discussed the sit-in before last night's meeting, but postponed releasing its decision until after Harvard did. The decision as to punishment had been pretty well decided before last night, the student said.

The Judicial Board includes Mrs. Bunting, the three House deans, the dean of residence, the three House presidents, and the president of R.U.S. The vote was split, but a clear majority voted for the final resolution.

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