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Many Graduate Classes Called Off For October 15 Vietnam Protest

By Theodore Sedgwick

Graduate School student and faculty members are making preparations for anti-war activity during the Oct. 15 Vietnam Moratorium.

A survey of graduate schools reveals that with the exception of the Business School, very few graduate school classes will be held on Oct. 15.

Although the Law School faculty did not vote on a resolution concerning the Moratorium, individual faculty members are free to cancel their classes. An informal poll of faculty members there indicates that very few will hold class.

A statement in support of the Oct. 15 Moratorium, circulated by Charles R. Nesson 60. assistant professor of Law, was signed by 36 Law School faculty members. including Dean Derek C. Bok, Associate Dean Albert M. Sacks, and Adam Yarmolinsky '43, professor of Law and former associate of Robert F. Kennedy.

Law School students will leaflet today at MBTA stops and local shopping areas and will canvass and leaflet in Charlestown and East Boston. Some students are making contingency plans to defend demonstrators who might be arrested on Oct. 15.

For statements of various Harvard political groups on the Moratorium, see page 4.

At the Medical School, no first or second-year classes will meet, as decided in departmental meetings last week. Medical students are working to organize teams of doctors, students, and medical staff workers to stand on street corners wearing white robes and distribute anti-war information. Anti-war activity, including the wearing of armbands and the stetting up of information booths will take place in every major Boston hospital.

The School of Education will not hold regular classes on October 15. Ed School students will hold open workshops at 7:30 p.m. on October 13 and 14 at Larson Hall for elementary and secondary school teachers and student teachers in the Boston area to help them prepare classes about Vietnam for October 15. A videotape of classrooms using the Vietnam curriculum will be shown, and James C. Thomson, assistant professor of History, will lecture on East Asia. Ed School students will canvass on October 15 in Charlestown and East Boston with the law students.

The Business School is permitting stu-dents to skip classes on Wednesday, but instructors are officially required to hold them, although each may reschedule the meeting of his course. After a speech by John Kenneth Galbraith, Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics, at 9 a. m. Wednesday morning, B-School students will march from Cary Cage to Harvard Square.

A group of B-School students is going to Wall Street to march with Businessmen on Moratorium Day. Many students are canvassing Cambridge and Boston businesses for anti-war support.

A meeting of the Faculty of the Divinity School on Thursday afternoon voted 22-0-2 to authorize the members of the Faculty to cancel or postpone scheduled classes on October 15. Divinity School students will canvass and leaflet in Arlington on that day.

GSAS students will canvass and leaflet in Cambridge and Somerville.

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