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83 Harv. L. Rec. 1 (1986-1987)

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VOL. 83, NO. 1                SEPTEMBER 19, 1986                     25 CENTS

Protestors Stop
Alumni Dinner
By Hillary Richard
Divestment activists made their
first appearance of this academic
year by blockading Harvard's 350th
Anniversary Dinner at Memorial
Hall on Thursday, September 4.
Shouting slogans such as, If you
want to digest, you have to divest,
a group of approximately 70 people,
composed of alumni, labor activists
and students, blockaded the en.
trances to Memorial Hall. Their ac-
tions prevented anyone from en-
tering the dinner, as well as
preventing those already inside
from leaving.
There were no incidents of vio-
lence, and although there were
many police officers on the scene,
no arrests were made, President Bok
cancelled the dinner about an hour
after the protest had begun. Ac-
cording to the Crimson, Bok acted
because of his concern that such
a protest at night might be too fluid
a situation to control.
The activists were protesting
Harvard University's $417 million
investment in companies doing
business in South Africa. Harvard
has repeatedly refused to divest of
all its South Africa connected stock,
although it has been faced with
student and alumni protest on this
issue for years.
Daniel Steiner, vice president and
general counsel, issued the following
statement: The University finds
the use of force to impose views on
others a totally unacceptable form
of protest. There were many op-
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan Jr.
Tribe Quits Faculty Journal

By Susan Povich
Heralded last winter as the av-
enue for cutting-edge legal schol-
arship, the proposed faculty law
journal may be in trouble with the
resignation of editor Laurence
Tribe, '66. Tribe's departure leaves
the fate of the journal in limbo, as
no new editor has been chosen. Tribe
proposed the journal to the faculty
last December, and professors
unanimously approved the proposal.
During last year's controversy,
which surrounded the actual need
for a faculty edited journal and the
sufficiency of the Harvard Law Re-
view, Tribe asserted that law schools
remain alone among graduate
schools in relying upon student ed.
iting of academic journals. His ar-
gument that students are less able
to know a great advance when they
see it rested on the belief that there

was a need for a substantial basis
of fundamental knowledge in order
to evaluate the importance of new
Tribe added that the hundreds
of footnotes accompanying student
pieces are often a facade. (REcoRD
Vol. 81 No. 10 p. 1).
HLS Dean James Vorenberg cir-
culated a memo to the faculty on
June 23 in which he announced
Tribe's withdrawal, describing it as
a setback. Vorenberg recently
stated that at the moment [the
journal] is on hold, while we explore
the possibility of finding other fac-
ulty. He said that in general, the
faculty remains interested in pro-
ceeding with the journal, but he
would not disclose who had been
approached to take over the edi-
torship. However, he said that sev-

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