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Council Cash

Short Takes

By Jean E. Engelmayer

The Undergraduate Council last night considered a recommendation of the group's communications and finance committee that the council distribute more than $13,000 in spring grants to 26 student organizations.

Council officials said they expect the proposed budget to be approved with few changes when the body votes on it next Sunday. The council is able to grant up to $22.593.71 to student organizations this spring, but will probably only approve $13,654,18 for this year, members said. As in the past the remaining money will be used to meet emergency grant requests later in the term, or will be added to next year's grants budget.

"Just because we have more money to give out, we're not going to lower our standards" in distributing funds, said Ethan H. Cohen '86, the co-chairman of the grants committee.

The total amount of grant money recommended is almost identical to the budget approved last fall. In November, the council voted to award more than $143,000 to 25 student groups.

The proposed awards ranged from $2010 to the Harvard International Development Forum to fund an April symposium on world hunger, to $65 to help fund a Scottish dancing party.

Eight student organizations that requested grants would receive no money at all, if the proposed budget is adopted next week. The Currier House Drama Society's request for $400 for a spring play was rejected because of the group's default on a $700 fall loan, council members said.

The finance committee also submitted a proposal for the Council's total 1984 budget, suggesting that the body spend $77,133 on operations, special programs, grants and social events.

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