ERIC Number: ED027827
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Preliminary Report of the Committee on the University and the City.
Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA.
In May 1968, a committee was appointed at Harvard to evaluate the University's effort in helping both community and nation find solutions to urban distress, poverty, economic imbalance, racial inequality, and disease. The committee was charged with recommending new actions if necessary and determining the role Harvard should play in responding to urban issues as a center of learning and as an urban institution. After a brief description of the nature of the University and surrounding community, there are discussions on how Harvard's degree programs, organization, policies, facilities, and finances affect the community. Individuals within and outside Harvard were consulted and 3 research programs were carried out: a study of the views black-serving employment organizations had of Harvard as a job source, an opinion survey of a representative sample of the tenants in Harvard owned buildings in Cambridge, and an Inventory of Community Projects at Harvard. The Inventory, describing the service activities of the various schools and departments of the University, was designed to stimulate and inform discussions by the several faculties of their own social policies and responsibilities. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers: Harvard University MA