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Fred L. Glimp, dean of Harvard College, met yesterday with a committee of black students to work out fund-raising plans for the black cultural and recreational center suggested by the Rosovsky Report on African and Afro-American studies.

Glimp said that, although the Center will be under Harvard's auspices, it will be independently financed. He added that it would probably occupy a presently existing building on the campus and that he hoped it would be functioning by next fall.

The Students with whom Gilmps met are Francesta E. Farmer '71, Eric L. Jones '70, and Robert J. Hauser '70. Miss Farmer headed an ad hoc committee which submitted a report to the Rosovsky Committee suggesting the creation of a black cultural center.

The Rosovsky report recommended that a black student center be provided as "something of a counterpart to Hillel House, the Newman Center, or the International Center," and urged that the University "use [its] good offices in securing and financing a building and providing continued support to the activities of such a social and cultural center."

The first fund-raising event for the Center will be a concert given by the University Choir on March 23. Charles P. Price, preacher to the University, said yesterday that the Choir would perform Bach's St. John's Passion, in memory of Martin Luther King.

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