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More freedoms in E. Europe
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Eastern European nations do
have a certain amount of academic
freedom, despite the communist
governments that the teachers must
work under, said Dr. Robert S. Co
hen, a historical and scientific
Cohen, the chairman for the Bos
ton Colloquium for the Philosophy
of Science at Boston University,
spoke on the Texas A&M University
campus Thursday as part of the
Great Issues series of lectures.
Cohen defined Eastern Europe as
those countries east of the German
speaking countries, including the
European sections of the Soviet
The Yale University graduate said
there are five criteria to determine if
a country has academic freedom:
freedom to teach, freedom to argue
a question, freedom to investigate,
freedom to investigate in any way
chosen, and the freedom to learn.
He said the most important of the
academic freedoms is that the stu
dent must he free to learn in any
Cohen said there are a variety of
Senate to vote on policies
for parking, q-drop
By DILLARD STONE
Bills concerning parking policy
revision, the Q-drop policy and
graduation with honors were intro
duced Wednesday at the Texas
A&M University student senate
The bills will be voted on at the
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next senate meeting in two weeks.
One bill would change the cur
rent parking policy for on-campus
students. Juniors, seniors and
graduate students would he
classified as “upperclassmen,” while
freshmen and sophomores would be
The bill’s major provision woidd
make parking across the tracks on
the West Campus mandatory for all
on-campus underclassmen. The hill
woidd not affect female parking
spaces. The policy change would
take effect beginning with the 1979-
80 academic year.
Currently, sophomores are
classified as upperclassmen, while
only freshmen are required to park
across the tracks.
In response to a tendency by state
legislators and University adminis
tration to shorten or abolish the
present Q-drop period, vice presi
dent for external affairs Joe Beall in
troduced a hill to request that the
University maintain its- present
Q-drop policy. That policy allows
students to drop a course without
penalty within five days after mid-
semester grades are reported.
The rules and regulations com
mittee offered a bill to propose
changes in the University Rides and
Regulations, the “Blue Book.
One change would revert to the
former policy concerning graduation
Present policy states that, begin
ning with all students who entered
after May 30, 1978, the minimum
overall grade point ratio for gradua
tion with honors is 3.5. The old pol
icy set the minimum at 3.25.
Austin Sterling, vice president for
rides and regulations, noted that
further research should he made be
fore changing the policy.
testing grounds to determine
there are academic freedoms.
Student rights can be found in
many areas, such as schools, the
arts, or the media. If freedom of ex
pression or thinking is found in
these, then academic freedom is
Another important determining
factor is the resources available in a
learning institution, Cohen said.
Cohen said despite the com
munist governments in the Eastern
European countries, it is now possi
ble for scholars in some fields to give
views opposite of those in the gov
ernment, but they are almost im
possible to publish.
He said this is because a “loyal
opposition” situation cannot exist in
a communist country.
“They have a remarkably depress
ing absence of knowledge of the
phrase loyal opposition’,’ Cohen
“Loyal opposition’ means that a
person supports the government,
but has dissenting views with it.
Cohen said, however, that the
situation is changing in countries
outside of European Russia.
He said dissenting scholars in
Yugoslavia may he fired from their
jobs, but they still receive their pay
and are offered lower level jobs.
In Poland, a dissident
would receive a cut in pay
In Czechoslovakia, they 1c
salary and job, hut at
not jailed, Cohen said.
He said the situation
He used a recent volume of essays
by “dissident" Americans that was
published in Russia as an example.
He said 70,(XX) copies of the vol
ume were printed.
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DR. ROBERT S. COHEN
essay printed in the
hook, and had asked that it not be
edited. The editor agreed, but said
he would use references to Lenin
and Marx in footnotes.
Cohen said some of the essays
were edited, and the writers were
furious. He said, however, that
editors edit essays in the United
Cohen said that thirty years ago,
the hook would not have l>een pub
lished in the Soviet Union.
He said many of the intellect
in the communist countries a
with the ideas of the socialistic!
v of an
i.i i l .lerintenc
tion; it is the leaders that theyh
He said the scholars whollnb ^
agreed with the leaders and t*b f° r s
socialists ideas are the ones intraB' n 196'
hie. There is freedom for those s k e ^
share the same views as they
eminent, but there is none fori
opposition, Cohen said.
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Kahn made it clear that such a
disastrous development can easily
be avoided if each segment of the
economy abides by President Car
ter’s voluntary anti-inflation pro
Nevertheless, Kahn’s use of the
term before a retailers conference
Wednesday threw an immediate
chill into the stock market, which is
already' nervous about continuing
inflation and skyrocketing interest
In his speech, Kahn said he saw
ilv two alternatives to Carter s
voluntary wage-price campaign.
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“If the inflation accelerates, is
permitted to accelerate, sooner or
later we will have such a tightening,
such a total breakdown of the or
ganization and morale of our
economy that we will have a deep,
deep depression,’ he said.
The other course of action, he
said, would he “the straitjacket” of
mandatory wage-price controls — a
step Carter repeatedly has ruled
If it came to wage-price controls,
Kahn said he would quit his job. “I
will not he party' to them. I will not
take the job of enforcing them.
Kahn’s use of the term depression
is significant because the conse
quences of such an economic de
velopment woidd he considerably
worse than a repeat of the 1974-75
Many private economists already
have warned a recession is all hut
inevitable — either next year or in
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For the good of the nation,!
said. Carter's program must s
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will throw up their hands.
“My answer is: where are t!® -
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which they are. They’re in this
just as much I am and just as imT ”
as the president is.
“Do they think they are going
go to Germany or Japan?
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