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FOR THE FIRST time in three years, it looks like several Houses may nominate students to the Committee on Rights and Responsibilities. Since each House can nominate up to two people, if only two Houses comply with the CRR nominating procedure the CRR's four student members can be chosen.
It is therefore very important that no House nominate anyone to the CRR. The CRR is supposed to have seven faculty members and four students; therefore, its student members can always be outvoted. Its organization is patently unfair to students.
But more than that, the concept of the CRR is wrong. It was set up to discipline student radicals, but it gave students no way to vent their complaints about the Faculty. It admits hearsay evidence, as no court of law does. It holds closed hearings. Its decisions cannot be appealed.
The Faculty should abolish the CRR. House committees should not nominate people to run for the CRR. No student should take part in the CRR.
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