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DeWitt Jones, president of Boston Community Loan Fund (BCLF) told a story about seeing the need for a touch-up or two.

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Rather than donating money, lenders provide money in a revolving loan fund to needy organizations at low interest rates.

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The program has been lauded by city officials, but several of those present said that questions over Harvard's civic role linger.

. In their view, Harvard's commitment arose only after numerous criticisms had been leveled against the University.

"We've often felt the University hasn't acted as a role model for its students," said State Rep. Alice Wolf (D-Cambridge).

Wold, a member of Harvard's Living Wage Campaign said, "If Harvard isn't a good example for its students in its own actions, it's not a good educational experience. We learn from what people do, not what they say."

"But I want to add that this program has been a good experience," said Wolf.

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