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Classes were cancelled at the Graduate Schools of Education, Design, and Divinity yesterday, and student-faculty meetings planned discussions for the weekend.
A student strike at the Law School achieved limited success. The only major graduate school support for the police raid Thursday came from students at the Business School.
Some 300 School of Education students and faculty members in Longfellow Hall yesterday voted nearly unanimously to call a "moratorium" on classes through Tuesday and to support the strike. A resolution condemning the University administration for calling in police did not come to a vote.
Discussions in Longfellow at 1 p.m. today and tomorrow and at 10 a.m. Monday will consider the SDS demands, the Memorial Church demands, and restructuring the University. A general meeting of the Ed School community Tuesday morning could pass resolutions speaking for the entire school.
A school-wide meeting yesterday of 250 students, faculty, and administrators of the Graduate School of Design unanimously voted to establish four committees to define the school's internal organization and its "external relationship to the University."
The Design School group is especially anxious for immediate restructuring so that students and faculty will have final authority in choosing a new dean for the school, students said.
The committees will meet over the weekend to formulate specific proposals for the whole school to consider Monday.
One committee will examine the present structure of both the University and the GSD and recommend specific structural changes for both. Another committee will discuss ways of taking a "specific stand, as a professional school, regarding University expansion." The other two committees will recommend tactics to gain restructure and policy positions on demands of SDS and other groups.
A meeting of Divinity School students, faculty, administrators, and staff voted down a proposal to close the School's libraries at a meeting yesterday morning. An afternoon meeting established committees to meet tomorrow to study SDS demands, Mem Church demands, and University response and to draft proposals. Dean Krister Stendahl said the group intends to take the results through the regular channels.
Richards E. Brodsky, a first-year law student and a leader of the law student strike, estimated that about one-third of the students boycotted classes there. The bulk of the strike support came from the first-year class, with third-year classes nearly full and second-year classes reporting about two-thirds attendance.
After a morning rally on the steps of Langdell Hall, several hundred law students marched to the Yard chanting "Law School strike" to join the rally there.
Five hundred students and faculty crowded Ames Courtroom yesterday afternoon for a colloquium on disruptive dissent and University decision-making. Vern Countryman, professor of Law, told the audience "Any rational man could have predicted precisely what happened when he was told that police from Cambridge and Somerville, among other places, had been summoned. Those forces had been waiting for that opportunity for at least 100 years," he said.
Charles Fried, professor of Law, said the decision to bring in police was "made arrogantly and high-handedly." Other faculty and students--including representatives of SDS--also spoke at the colloquium.
No mass meetings were held at the Business School. In the only official statement by students, faculty, or administrators, Carl Hokanson, president of the Student Association, said the group will not make a statement at this time to avoid an "emotional response."
Hokanson said that "interruption of the academic and administrative functions of the University as a substitute for rational discussion is at best immature and irresponsible."
Irene Leary '67, a second-year Business School student, said that after she finished speaking in a class yesterday on Business School students' "lack of responsibility as part of Harvard, a period of silence followed." Finally, she said, someone suggested "Let's get back to General Electric."
A majority of the students and faculty of the Episcopal Theological Seminary, which is affiliated with the University, signed a petition condemning the decision to bring in police. The decision "made violence and brutality an inevitable outcome," the petition said.
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