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The authors of a ten-page pamphlet criticizing the expansion of the Medical School Tuesday called Administration response to their charges "totally inadequate."
The writers of the pamphlet--a group of students sympathetic to the eight SDS demands--said in a statement that they objected to the idea of forcing people out of their homes at all rather than to the lack of relocation plans. The pamphlet concerned itself specifically with the area to be torn down for the new Affiliated Hospitals Center.
Referring to a Med School plan to hire a relocation expert to assist area residents in finding new homes at comparable rents, the statement read, "The relocation plan is not a bad plan--it is a good plan for bad purposes." It continued, "The effect is to withdraw the community even further from the actual focus of power."
The group made several other statements in response to claims of the Hospital Administration:
* That there still exists a community in the area, despite the claim to the contrary:
* That Harvard deserves no special credit for experimental relocation efforts which did not work because, the report says, "They did not meet the needs of the community.";
* that "no relocation expert" can do anything about the reduction of low cost housing which will result from the building of the Complex;
* That Harvard's being unaware of abuses going on in the area is no excuse for them. "Harvard's agents are responsible for what happened to the community, and what happened has served Harvard's needs," the statement read.
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