GRADUATE SCHOOL HOUSES

The recommendation of the Associated Harvard Clubs' committee on graduate housing "that all the convincing arguments for the House Plan for undergraduates are equally applicable to the problem of collegiate housing for the graduate students under the Faculty of Arts and Sciences" appears to be an understatement of the case which can be made in favor of house units for the nine hundred students in the Graduate School of Arts, and Sciences. According to the report of the committee, present facilities, such as Conant and Perkins Hall, and such Harvard Housing Trust developments as Shaler Lane for married students, provide satisfactorily for only four hundred of the total number of students.

In short, accommodations not necessarily social units for five hundred students are still badly needed, and the committee properly recommends that this can best be done through units similar to those being erected for the College. The need, as expressed in the CRIMSON nearly a month ago, for a graduate school guadrangle similar to that at Yale is a real one, and in the light of the more than gradual trend of Harvard University toward the House Plan, houses for graduate students are not only a welcome solution to a vital problem but a consistent one.