NEW POLICY OF BROOKS HOUSE
In opening the rooms of Phillips Brooks House for the benefit of clubs and committees the association is taking a step towards making the House more useful to the undergraduates. It is evident that Brooks House has not held the position in the life of the University which similar institutions have at other colleges, but the present officers are endeavoring to increase its sphere of usefulness.
Brooks House has to contend with conditions which are met with in few, if any, other colleges. The Union supplies the undergraduates with a common meeting place, and its reading rooms supplant the usual function of the religious society's library. No glamor is attached to the work carried on in Brooks House, as is the case elsewhere, so that many fail to notice its existence. Although its activities are many and varied, they are in the main connected with social service work outside of the University, upon which branch of its administration it is to be congratulated. The excellent text-book loan library, which is largely patronized by the students, the use of the House for the University teas and Bible classes, and its association with the Chapel Committee form its principal internal connections with the College. Opening the rooms for the use of the undergraduates will bring the House into a little closer touch with the student body, and a continuation of this policy should tend towards making it the centre for social improvements in the University.