President Bok met yesterday morning with Adm. Stansfield Turner, director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), to discuss their dispute over Harvard guidelines which ask faculty members to notify the University of their ties with the CIA.
Bok said yesterday that their differences had "narrowed" as a result of the meeting but refused to describe exactly what changes had occurred.
Turner stated on Thursday that Harvard faculty members were working with the CIA in violation of the University guidelines, Herbert E. Hetu, CIA director of public affairs, said yesterday.
Turner did not specify the number of Harvard employees linked to the CIA, or the types of relationships they had with the intelligence organization.
"I'm disappointed that there is anyone who would not follow our guidelines," Bok said. But he added there is no way to enforce the guidelines, or to obtain information on CIA consulting arrangements without the cooperation of the faculty involved.
Harvard's guidelines, issued in the spring of 1977, request University employees, particularly faculty, not to recommend other members of the Harvard community to intelligence agencies as possible operatives without first telling them they may be recruited.
"I don't know of any specific individuals who are not complying with our guidelines," Bok said. He added that he only applies to Harvard faculty consulting with the CIA, or whether it means some professors are more closely involved.
"I know so little about what's going on behind his claims," Bok Said.
Hetu said that Bok and Turner had made "some progress" at their breakfast meeting.
"They had a long talk, and they didn't throw eggs at each other," Daniel Steiner '54, general counsel to the University, said yesterday.
The guidelines also ask faculty members who have consulting arrangements with the CIA to report their links to the University administration.