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December 13, 1935, Pages 1, 3

Three Borough Colleges To Conduct
Economic Problems Conference Today;
Delegates To Attend Five Sessions

To Present Results of Student
      Questionnaire On Economic
            Problems At 2:30 p.m.


Drs. Grebanier, Monroe of L.I.U.,
      and Stern of Columbia To
            Conduct Seminars

            The second Brooklyn Intercollegiate Conference on Student Economic Problems will convene in an introductory session today at 2:10 p.m. in the Seth Low Auditorium, 375 Pearl Street. Delegates from Brooklyn College, Seth Low Junior College, and Long Island University will discuss common problems and formulate concrete plans for their solution at the conference, which will include the session from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m., three seminars from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. and a plenary meeting from 8:00 to 10:30 p.m. to be held in 27P.

            The results of a questionnaire on student economic problems which was answered by 2,000 Brooklyn College undergraduates will he presented at the introductory session. The data has been collected, tabulated, and analyzed by the Labor Group of the Bureau of Economic Research. An account of the activities of the Continuations committee of last year's conference will be presented by Walter Feldmesser, chairman. A credentials committee and a resolutions committee will be elected by the delegates. In order to insure consideration of all phases of the economic problem, the delegates will divide into three discussion seminars. Dr. Bernard D. N. Grebanier of the English department and Eli Jaffe, co-editor of Pioneer, will lead the seminar on Retrenchment. in Education. Here the questions of inadequate college facilities, chem kit fees, and higher appropriations will be discussed.

(continued on page 3)

            The seminar on Student Undergraduate Employment, which will discuss the National Youth Administration and the American Youth Act, will be led by Professor James Monroe of Long Island University and Irving Lieber of the Seth Low Governing Board. Dr. Bernhard J. Stern of the department of Sociology at Columbia University will conduct the seminar on Opportunities for Graduates, assisted by Vivian Brown, of the Bureau of Economic Research. Discussion will center about the prospects for professionals and white collar workers, the WPA, and graduate study.

            Proposals which have been suggested at the various seminars will be referred to the resolutions committee at 6:30 p.m., where they will be edited. At 8:00 p.m., when the delegates will reconvene in plenary session, the resolutions will be discussed and voted on. The Economics Conference will also vote for a large committee to carry out its program. This committee on student economic problems will apply to the faculty for recognition as a legal body.

            The call to the Conference which was issued by the Intercollegiate Arrangements committee this week includes statements by Aubrey Williams, executive director of the National Youth Administration, who declares; "It is a cold and unwelcoming world that our young people are entering... To speak of equal opportunity for all is ridiculous. Those who have been born poor will probably remain poor . ...The opportunities for advancement of the poor and the rich youth are by no means equal."



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