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GSC must postpone surveying grads on pledge

This is in response to the letter that Paul Antico '91, Andrew Strehle '91, Ajay Advani '91, and Manuel Rodriguez '89 wrote the Graduate Student Council concerning the commencement pledge on social responsibility ["Graduate Council should assess pledge interest," April 11]. The GSC recently (April 18) took up this issue, and, after long discussion, decided that there was insufficient time remaining in this school year to adequately inform students about this issue as well as conduct a vote. However, the GSC will be very happy to gauge graduate student opinion during the next school year. It is the feeling of the GSC that an ill-informed, hurried vote is of little value both to students and to the Institute at large.

Commencement is as much an undergraduate as a graduate event, and even though graduate students will not be asked to vote on the pledge this year, I urge all graduate students to find out for themselves about this issue and make their own decisions about taking the pledge.

Scott Peng->

President,->

Graduate Student Council->