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GSAS Names Six To Find New Dean


The Faculty Council named six Faculty members to the committee to search for a new dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at its meeting Wednesday.

The Council also voted to accept the resolution of the Committee for Student and Community Relations (CSCR) that the CSCR be disbanded. It also discussed the Afro-American Studies Review Committee report with student concentrators in the Department.

The Council established the docket for next Tuesday's Faculty meeting. The docket will include consideration of the Review Committee report, the CSCR resolution, and alternative mechanisms for the administration of the Resolution on Rights and Responsibilities.

Norman F. Ramsey, Higgins Professor of Physics and a member of the Faculty Council, is chairman of the committee which will attempt to find a replacement for Edward T. Wilcox, acting dean of the GSAS since the resignation of R. Victor Jones last September.

The other committee members are Stanley L. Cavell, Cabot Professor of Aesthetics; Frank M. Cross Jr. Hancock Professor of Hebrew and Onental Languages; Brenan A. Maher, professor of the Psychology of the Personality, William P. Reinhardt, associate professor of Chemistry; and Robert L. Wolff, Coolidge Professor of History.

Ramsey said yesterday that he hopes to submit the committee's report sometime in February. He said that the committee has not yet met.

Approximately 15 of the 25 concentrators in the Afro-American Studies Department who were invited to the meeting to discuss their views of the Review Committee's report were present. However, Kevin J. Mercadel '74, an Afro-American concentrator, said last night that they felt their comments "were falling on dead ears."

The students presented a short statement urging that the report not be accepted without major amendments. The students have been invited to attend next week's Faculty meeting.

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