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Guidelines announced yesterday by the U.S. Office of Civil Rights should not affect black studies programs now being planned at Harvard.

The new requirements forbid the restriction of course enrollment to blacks only and would halt federal grants to colleges with segregated programs. Antioch College is among the schools currently violating these guidelines.

Juan Marichal, professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and a member of the Faculty Committee on Afro-American studies, said yesterday that all of Harvard's black studied courses will be integrated. White students may even be in the majority in some courses, he added.

According to Craig M. Watson, '72, a member of the committee seeking faculty for the Afro-American studies program, "Limiting courses to black students defeats the purpose." Watson said that the problem "is not that black students have had no acess to accurate black history, but that no one has."

Antioch students have expressed some dissatisfaction with the all-back program. Kurt D. Kahler, a freshman, said yesterday that many students feel that the blacks "have withdrawn too much from the rest of the college."

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