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Approved For Release 2006/12/19: CIA-RDP88-01315R THE NEW YORK TIMES,.SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1977 E t of. University Work-for CIA.1 By JO THOMAS s~ i SneCist to the Se?.c York Times' t 4 o Pin Down WASHINGTON, Oct. 8--Despite three .L.,~. - -days of Congressional hearings, no one !vet knows the degree to which some of the nation's most prominent universities were compromised in the Central Intelli- Sense of Iniury :. `.~ ~genee .Agency's secret mind-control re- "I feel that I've been done an injury, search in the IN0's and 1960's.- . , 1 Adm. Stansfield Turner, the Director personally by the C.I.A.,' said Dr. Antho- ? ny J. Wener, who in 1957 -received a- of Central Intelligence, said in Congres- $12,000 grant from the Society for the 1sional ' testimony last August that the Investigation of Human Ecology. At,that iC.I.A-. covertly sponsored research at. 80 t me Dr. Wiener was a guest at the Mas-. institutions, including 44 -colleges 'and sachusetts Institute of Technolo y's Cen- Iuniversities,. from 1953 to 1963. The re- .. search was ? part .of the -:project -.code-. -Herman for International wi erman Kahn, , he al he later wrote th_ named MK-ULTRA, which sought to con- "The Year 2000.'? trot human behavior through such means "I would not have lent myself as hypnosis, drugs and brainwashing. kind of deception, and I don't thir. The Senate Health Subcommittee, should have practiced any sort of' which wanted to hear the academicians) tion on me," Dr. Wiener said. reaction, quietly invited the presidents: When he first heard about the .s of 20'institutions to testify at its hearings Dr. Wiener said, he was lookia money with which to continue a Sept. 20 and 21. Only one president ac-1 of the social role of Soviet seit cepted; he was not scheduled to.testify Twenty years later he learned tl because all the others declined, explain-' C.I.A. hoped to find out "what i ing that they had previous engagements.' can be developed in spotting and The list of the 80 institutions given ing such persons as potential agf to Senate investigators is still classified cruits" from his study. . . "They made no attempt to poi but each of those institutions has been in that direction." Dr. Wiener said notified separately by the.C.I.A. that in I never gave them any material for some -way, knowingly or unknowingly. Eying potential defectors. That was it played host to C.I.A. research, and 26 interest at all." colleges and universities have acknowl- 7 Projects at Stanford edged this publicly. "We've been made guinea pigs, Research Varied said Robert Freelen, director of g meet relations at Stanford, which 1 Inquiries at these institutions disclosed tingly lent its name to seven C.I. that C.I.A. research on campus varied search projects. These ranged from from innocuous sociological surveys to vey of the literature on human tests aimed at finding better ways to ad- groups to a project that simply chaff minister drugs to unsuspecting subjects. money to a psychiatrist, a. memt u The attitudes of current administrators the paid for Stanford such clinical enterprises faculty, as a s whoun likewise ran the gamut from outrage to the ways in which criminals gave indifference.- -i : to the unsuspecting.- __..3 The passage of time, more than 20 yearn The Stanford ?.projects_vwere fin in some cases; the C.I.A.'s secretiveness either' through foundations' or tt -during the project and the fragmentary payments made directly to clinical I nature of the records the C.I.A. has made members, thus bypassing the univ available to universities have combined, Mr. Freelen said he was not sur in most"cases, to make a reconstruction the university could guard again: -of what happened difficult or impossible. In the future. ?"Obviously there's" e At many universities, money for these to how much investigation you ,redibio eibil- rojects was channeled through founda- on the sources of funds and their believe, P ity," he said. If they lie and you btions so that neither the university nor I don't know how' that problem.- gets. the professor doing the research knew solved." { ^,.. the true sponsor or purpose of the work. Stanford has been making public every Sociological, cultural and anthropological piece of information it 'can gather about studies were financed through the Society Its past involvement with the C.I.A.'s For the Investigation of Human Ecology, mind control research.. It,was the first based at Cornell University. Biochemical institution with any major, involvement.' and medical research was often financed in the program: to do so, although' the" through the Geschickter Fund for Medical University of Denver, which hosted a Research Inc., headed by. Dr. Charles Ges- small experiment ? in-. hypnosis, ' tracked.- :hickter.. a _Georgetown University: -pa-" down those details with vigor and made! hotogist. For Release 200$M40 r'C*LI 31-,9R 040010002 STAT STAT