CRR Amendments Might Bring End To Student Boycott

Student and faculty members of the Committee on Rights and Responsibilities (CRR) said yesterday they hope that the Faculty Council's approval of three proposed reforms will encourage students to reconsider their present boycott of the committee.

The amendments accepted by the Faculty Council establish an equal ratio between students and faculty on the committee, bar legal counsel at hearings before the CRR, and guarantee the right to petition to release transcripts of any CRR hearing.

Student members of the CRR say that equal student and faculty representation is the most important of the reforms.

The committee will now consist of four undergraduates, two graduate students, and seven Faculty members. One of the Faculty members will serve as chairman and cast a vote in the event of a tie.

"Although we do not approve of all aspects of the CRR, we believe that representation and participation of students on CRR are essential to achieve any further reform and to protect the rights of undergraduates," Richard N. Chassin '81, a CRR representative, said yesterday.


The CRR boycott, partly broken in the last two years, has continued since 1971 because of constant disagreement between students and faculty members over the interpretation of the Resolution on Rights and Responsibilities, which set up the CRR to defend what it called "the rights of members of the University."