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Organizing, Dismissals, Number One

A local affiliate of the United Auto Workers this week began distributing informational leaflets in offices on the main campus in an effort to organize 3000 University employees. A union needs signatures from at least 30 per cent of the proposed bargaining unit before it can call for a vote on organization. A Crimson survey conducted earlier in the week showed that fewer than 17 per cent of the 120 secretarial and technical workers polled said they would support a request for unionization, while more than a third said they would not.

The Student Assembly this week elected what may be its last set of officers. Leonard T. Mendonca '83 of South House will serve as chairman; Victor G. Freeman '84, vice-chairman; and Rosemarie A. Sabatino '84, secretary. Later in the week many freshman assembly members complained that they had been unprepared for the election of officers and the discussion of important issues. The assembly may be dissolved after this semester, however, if the Dowling proposal for a new student council is implemented.

The Brigham and Women's Hospital board of trustees voted this week to dismiss two doctors nearly two months after they were convicted of rape. Dr. Arif Hussain and Dr. Eugene Sherry, now free pending the appeal of their cases, have been on unpaid leaves of absence since rape charges were brought against them last June. The doctors are appealing the hospital's decision.

Some things never change. Social Analysis 10, "Principles of Economics," remained the largest course at Harvard this fall. The course includes 91 fewer students than it did last year, when enrollment set a record high. This year's total: 980.


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