Nassau Clubs May Switch to Student Help
Students may replace professional waiters in the Princeton eating clubs next year, if a current campaign to meet a deficit in scholarship money is successful.
Like the student porter plan slated for a fall tryout here, the proposed Princeton system would provide employment for scholarship students who need extra aid.
Princeton's admissions office announced this week that it would gamble on the passage of the plan and continue its policy of granting unlimited scholarships to the incoming freshman class.
If the eating clubs fail to adopt the plan, and no other way out of the present financial crisis is found, a quota will be put on scholarships of the class of 1956.
Last month the head of Princeton's Bureau of Student Aid, Minot C. Morgan, proposed club employment of student waiters as a solution to the problem.
Faculty Favors Plan
President Harold W. Dodds indicated faculty support of the plan in a statement issued early in April. However, all decisions on its passage rest entirely with the clubs themselves.
So far two clubs have accepted the program, but with stringent reservations. The graduate boards of governors of Cannon and Charter clubs agreed to let students serve at their tables but only if enough other clubs do the same.
Quadrangle Club experimented with student waiters three years ago with mixed reactions on the part of both club members and waiters. The latter complained that pay was too low, while some club men found fault with the service.
If the clubs give him a chance, Morgan promises he can match professional service with student waiters at no extra cost to the clubs. Students seem a little dubious, however, for a recent Daily Princetonian poll indicated only about half the undergraduates favor the plan.