The Harvard Corporation approved Monday the appointments of four junior Faculty members who were active in last spring's protests, but who were not arrested during the University Hall occupation.
The four-Arthur MacEwan, assistant professor of Economics: Herbert M. Gintis, lecturer in Economics; Alan Gilbert, teaching fellow in Government; and Jonathan M. Wiener, teaching fellow in Government-had not been formally charged or brought before the Freund Committee, set up last spring to deal with Faculty discipline.
But because of their involvement in and support of SDS activities. Dean Ford sent letters last June to the chairmen of the Economics and Government Departments asking that their appointments for this year be "reconsidered."
All four had received appointments for this year from their departments prior to the building takeover.
In a letter to his department chairman, MacEwan-who was among those who walked out of last June's Commencement exercises-said that Ford's letter was "part of the effort being made to suppress political action of the sort which took place here in April."
Both department heads informed Dean Ford over the summer that they would stand by their original recommendations, approved Monday by the Corporation.
During the summer, however, the four did not receive their salaries, or in MacEwan's case, summer research money. The names of Gintis and MacEwan, who teach Harvard courses, have been left out of this year's course catalogue.
Both will be lecturing in Sco Sci 125, "The Capitalist Economy." Gintis also will teach. Economics 132 on Marxian economic analysis, and MacEwan a graduate course and seminar in development.
"I have not been intimidated." MacEwan said yesterday, "but clearly that is the general intent-the handling of our cases obviously has an effect on other people. It will obviously make others think twice."
"But I think that the University acted in a way that will serve to make many people more radical," he added. "It set up its own procedures, then ignored them, revealing its own disregard for the procedures it claimed were important."
It was clearly President Pusey's intent to take disciplinary action against