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Egyptian19701021Viet; Egyptian19701021Viet.tif
Egyptian19701021Viet; Egyptian19701021Viet.tif
TitleEgyptian19701021Viet; Egyptian19701021Viet.tif
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TranscriptVint Center topic
Asian scholars meet here
oo tnelr lnrcrot" aaid Al- tkl-f (the Frorxsta Uati.
0-vr Effrpban Start rvVtfcw len. I think the e/uestaoft* were vai-
Oppoaitloa to the Center for Alien explained "a return id. But now, I tltlak *eybave
Vietnamese Studies, tbe Issue oa their investment" as tech- been dealt with, although the
which helped erupt SIU Into nlcal assistance contracts with opponents will not belieTe It,
chaoe last spring, la the same SIU in tbe future. Jacoblnl said.
Issue which will bring profes- Those connected with the Jacoblnl said be would pre-
goto and students at tbe A- Center, however, maintain that fcr not to comment on the
olan Studies, representing se- the Center will not, and due conference.
vcral collegcfl snd unlvcrsl- to recent salon of the Board The conference, which Is
tics In tbe United Scares, of Trustees In placing the open to all students and fa-
to SIU Friday and Saturday. Center under ihe control cf culry. Is sponsored by the
A conference entitled the Chancellor's office, can- Southern Illinois Peace Com-
"Scholarly Integrity and the not become involved with non- rnlttcc, the SIU Committee of
University" will main no pre- academic activities. Rrturocd Volunteers snd the
tense of being a balanced mce- "All I can say Is that I've Committee of Concerned Asian
ting, according to Douglas is*, gone on record a thousand Scbolara.
Allen, SIU philosophy lnsrruc- UrocB saying tbe Center Is not Some of the topics will be
tor who organized tbe confer- concerned with technical as- academic freedom, Vletna-
ence. slstancc" said H.D. Jacoblnl, rocsc studies, counter-lnsur-
"It will be an anti-war, anti- Center director. gency and other sublets con-
lmpcrlallst snd anti-Center "At the beginning of this ccmlng the Vietnam war.
conference." said Allen, one cf Chancellor Kobert C. U)tr
the most outspoken critics of will open the conference with
the Center. an address ai 1:50 p.m. in
Alien added, however, that Furr Auditorium,
the conference will be scbo-
laiiy and all tbe participants
arc "rccpccted Aalan ccho-
Allen said several participants In tbe conference were
once asked to become involved with the SIU Center, but
refused because the Center
lacked "academic integrity."
Many of the participants arc
members of the Committee of
Concerned Asian Scholars and
olgned a petitioned statement
which condemned the Center aa
"a threat to academic freedom."
The opponents of the Center
are most critical of the funding of the Center through
a $1 million gram from the
Agency for International Development (AID).
"A long as AID la connected with the Center, It la open
to political control. The government will expect a return
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