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EOA DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE, ROCHESTER, N.Y., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1991 IF YOU NEVER THOUGHT YOU COULD AFFORD HICKEY-FREEMAN, NOW'S YOUR CHANCE Report slams RIT handling of CIA links face awkward questions in their home countries if they are known to HICKEY-FREEMAN WAREHOUSE SALE FOR 3 DAYS ONLY, FIND SAVINGS UP TO 80 OFF RETAIL Fri. Nov. 15 9 am 6 pm Sat. Nov. 16 9 am -5 pm Sun.

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IN A SECTION of the report from which some panel members are expected to dissociate themselves, Freedman deals with efforts by Rose and trustee chairman Thomas GosneLl to discredit a former RIT dean, Edward Mclr-vine. Mclrvine disclosed publicly in June that RIT had initiated a CIA security clearance procedure behind his back and without his consent. A story was subsequently spread at RIT that Mclrvine had invented the incident because of a prior grievance with school administrators. The report will allege that Rose and GosneLl told fact finders that Mclrvine had lied, and that he had in fact signed a CIA form requesting clearance. The fact-finder's report concludes that Mclrvine was telling the truth, and that those who made false allegations against him either knew or should have know they were false.

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The report refers to RIT's leadership as authoritarian, and its governing structure as one that produced fear and intimidation, so that many who were disturbed by the CIA relationship did nothing about it. Investigators received considerable cooperation from RIT personnel, the report will point out. But it also will note significant problems and delays, partly because some of the information was classified, and partly because of obstruction, stonewalling and deliberately false statements by some officials. The report also recommends: Suspension of the "Officer-in-Residence" program whereby the CIA sends a senior officer to RIT, ostensibly to study or teach. In fact, Officer-in-Residence also recruits students for the CIA, the report will show.

Closing the Federal Programs Center, where RIT students with security clearances work 'on CIA-funded projects as part of an ROTC-type training program for the CIA. Making public all remaining CIA activities including unclassi-ified research contracts, private consulting by individuals and on-cam-pus recruiting. Prohibiting the processing of security clearances without the knowledge and consent of the person for whom the clearance is Clearly acknowledging RIT's 'relationship with the CIA and stating it publicly in all admissions and recruitment materials sent to students, including foreign students. The review panel has apparently concluded, after extensive investigation, that foreign students could have attended an institution identified with the CIA. In addition, the report proposes that the memorandum of agreement, which RIT entered into with the CIA in 1985, should be considered null and void, since it was never approved by the trustees or any governing body.

Investigators have concluded that the 1985 memorandum dismissed by Rose and other administrators as a non-operative "draft" effectively described the relationship between the CIA and RIT, and was never replaced by a shorter, less specifically worded memorandum in 1987. THE MEMORANDUM is a crucial piece of the RIT-CIA puzzle since it spells out in detail the ways in which the agency was to exert influence at the school, particularly in the Center for Imaging Science, where the agency would be involved in appointing faculty, determining curriculum, funding seminars and underwriting exchange programs. The investigators found additional links, notably that the CIA was closely involved in the move to establish an imaging science doctoral program and intended to provide substantial funds. However, the CIA's interest was never revealed to the RIT committees discussing the doctoral program. The report is expected to deal at length with the controversial report, "Japan: 2000," which RIT prepared for the CIA and which experts characterized as racist, factually incorrect and a prime example of Japan-bashing.

Investigators learned that although the document "Japan: 2000" was unclassified, the transcripts of the conference that gave rise to the report were classified and therefore unavailable to the academic community that sponsored it Their report concludes that this illustrates some of the problems associated with doing classified work at an academic institution, as well as the damage it causes when a purportedly scholarly document is produced in the name of an institution, but without appropriate academic oversight. The review panel and investigators reject the explanation that "Japan: 2000" was actually produced by RIT's applied research subsidiary, the RIT Research which the report refers to as "a wholly owned legal fiction." The report is expected to be particularly critical of Rose, who investigators conclude misled the RIT community on a number of issues. They found, for example, that the initial announcement of Rose's LOCATED AT CULVER RIDGE PLAZA 2255 RIDGE ROAD EAST ROCHESTER, NY 14622 TAKE CULVER ROAD EXIT OFF ROUTE 104, GO NORTH ON CULVER ROAD TO RIDGE ROAD. PLAZA IS ON RIGHT. CASH, CHECK, VISA AND MASTERCARD WILL BE HONORED.

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