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Council Criticizes Burmese Government, Urges Environmental Responsibility

By Peggy S. Chen

The Undergraduate Council unanimously passed a resolution last night to support Burmese students protesting against that government's recent human rights violations.

"It doesn't cost us anything," said bill sponsor Marco B. Simons '97. "If we were in the same situation, not able to form our own student government, not able to assemble, not able to voice our grievances, I think we would welcome other student governments around the world expressing their support for us."

The meeting, the first after last week's executive elections, was unusually quiet, with virtually no debate and the passage of several undisputed bills. It allocated money to print up emergency cards with the numbers for the police, medical assistance and counseling services. These wallet-sized cards will be distributed to all undergraduates.

"During reading period, people are often out late and stressed, so it would be good if they had this resource," said Sarah K. Hurwitz '99, the sponsor of the bill.

The council also passed a resolution asking the Harvard Corporation to adhere to the policies on environmental responsibility developed by CERES, the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies.

Though Harvard is a shareholder in many corporations in which CERES resolutions are proposed, the University does not often support such resolutions, said Simons, the bill's sponsor.

As a result of this bill, President Robert M. Hyman '98 will urge the Corporation to adopt CERES policies in the future.

The Campus Life Committee reported that the council's shuttle bus service will run from the Yard and the Quad to Logan Airport on Tuesday and Wednesday. Shuttles will depart on the hour between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., and at 4:15 and 5:30 p.m.

The council will be selling tickets for one dollar in Annenberg Hall and house dining halls

The council will be selling tickets for one dollar in Annenberg Hall and house dining halls

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