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NEW YOKK, N.Y., MONDAY, MAY 6, 1968
College Faculty Approves Pass-Fail Grade Option;
Executiye Committee Names Fact-Finding Panel
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Archibald Cox to fíead 5-Man Board; „, ^^tf |f FormalFinalExamĩnations Abolhhed;
Spring Semester Will Be Extended
The College faculty votecl yesterday to e>;tend the
current semester unlil May 29, abolish the formal
final examination period, and allow students to de-
cide ĩn consultation with their instructors whether
to elect a pass-fail, letter grade, or incomplete for
courses ending this spring.
According to the resolution adopted, students who
choose the pass-fail option and who were passing as
of April 23 must receíve a "P." Students who were
[ailing as of April 23 will be notĩfied by their teach-
ĩrs "and be given the opportunity to take an íncom-
)lete with provisional credit." They wilĩ then have
at least a year complete tlieh' t
Investigation Will _Vp«t« Tomorrow
'l'tie Executive Committee of the Joint Faculties yesterday an-
nounced the membership of a five-man fact-finding conimission "to
establish Ihe chronology of events leadlng up to the recent dĩsturbances
on the Columbia campus" and to inquire ínto their "underlying causes."
The commission will be headed bi Archibald Cts:, Cormer Solicitor
General of the United States.
'l'he memliers of the group, aside from Mr. Coj_, wlio is prosenlly
Wilston Professor of I.aw at Harvard, are .lofferson Barnes Fordham,
■.li'.ci ni" ilic I. "uivei-sil.v of Pcmisytvania laif school; Sitnon II. Hifkind,
a former judge and noted lawyer; Dana l.. I'arnsivorth, director ol
llarvard Cniversity llealth Services; and ĩlylan C. I.civis, professor
of socîologj' at lirooklyn Coilege.
The commission nill fcegin its proceedings tomorrow at 2:M o.m.
ivĩth an open meeting at whichtes- ----
timony will bc gíven by all partĩes
in the dispute. The location of
the hearing has not bocn released,
but Professor Cos yesterday in-
tions to the commissĩc
Aecording to Profe.
Michael Sovern, co-chairman .
the executive faculty committe'
the commission is essentially
judicial body. It includes thrt
lawyers, as well as a psychiatrist
and a sociologist. The averagt
age is just over 61).
None of the members of tht
group have had any formal affilia-
tion ivith Columbii-. Ndne of them,
>r of the commis-ion,
iwis, is a -iegro. He
has served on the health and wel-
fare committee of the National
Urban League and has been an ad-
visor to Operation Head Start, a
program funded by the Office of
Faciilly Unit Urgos
Transfer of Power
Several faculty members re-
leased a slatement Saturday out-
lining the general "transfers of
authority" that may be made iri
rcstructuring Uie University and
suBliesting measures to re.solve
. The _tal,ement of the indepen-
mendations that v-ould lead to
greaĩer student arel faculty con-
trol ot University policy in mat-
ters of discipline, instruction,
planning, and relations with
lĩovernment agencies. Thc state-
ment also asks that all civil and
criminal complaints against
thtiMO atrested durinu thc tccent
:/ of it
"ihe de facto punishmenl alreai
inflicted by the police"; that gy
stopped and n
The resolution d
_ .tudents enrolled i
-. of the Universitv.
not stipulate gtading
Strikers Will Picket Buîldings;
50 'Counter Classes' Planned
these mectings should
ion wlth his students."
ocedures for College
-ses or courses in olhei- divisions
will liappen , altliough it liasn't been
jt yet,* Cctirttc K. l-'raen-
of the Graduate Facul-
:d yi:;;l.i'i'<l;i.í, " i. tlu' Lhrcc
t'a.Illtic- cumii:incc_ .,:
ivill pichct classroom buildĩn.
today to dlseourage Columbia _u
dcnts from enteiiug buildinfts
patticiptite in official student-fiii
Strike Activities Attract Crotvds
n Society, stood in
Saturday—the conununes forir
thc occupied buildiug.s, lu
eetings in front of their hal
profo.ssors and othcrs li'd li
hundred pcopli' lcft ;ii
one p.m. to pichet Gracic Mansion
—Mayor l.indsay wasn't there.
Sunday, at strihe cenlrttl head-
ĩuarters, on the third flonr of
I'BH— the hallwav was chofted with
ius, and in somc local apjrl-
;\ mecliiig tif ovcr three hun-
Ired strihing students in thcSchiII
toom of Ferri.s lîooth liall yes-
ion in favor ôf picketing.
Rallie_, will bc hcld ĩn front ol
.cadetnic buildings Lhroughouĩ tht
O'Brîen, and Orander Matthew:
i will i
o be do:
cct and tlccidc
luding péople in tho College." He
ddcd tliat thc commitleos ivill
robahlj' mect todti.v.
i'he faculty proposal also "en-
le Joint l.isciplinaiy Com-
ae is the tri-partite ct
Doclors Charge Medií.al Aid
Hindered During Police Raid
íroup of mliinici'C dt.cL;
s, ajĸl nii'dii'al simlt'nls.
that police hindei
to administer fir.st aid duri
i-pril 30 raid.
S[ĩũ]«'MlK'll I'lll' tlll.' KI'OU
.aid tlicj iveru umivarcofai
íionnel from the Uníversity Ilealt
".l:;-\ícl ijcla:' .ni illc c:-in;_ll:
the policc raid.
,f iútrl Ilall,Dr. Jui
.tated, "On uumerous oc
the police hampercd our atteinpt?
arrested, a crowd of bystanders
ivas stampeded into a first aid
station with injured.andournhite-
coated medical personnel were
physically prevonted by .policc
from reaching injured people, ivho