President Bunting of Radcliffe has endorsed a suggestion that the tenth House be co-educational. The idea has been circulating informally around the 'Cliffe, but Harvard administrators have heard little about it.
"We are not trying to push a tenth House on Harvard," said Mrs. Bunting. "That is its affair. But if Harvard wants to make the tenth House co-ed, Radcliffe will be glad to cooperate."
President Pusey said this week that he had heard no talk about Harvard-Radcliffe residence in a new structure. The Harvard reaction to the suggestion was generally one of disbelieving laughter. A few Faculty members, usually those in favor of Hall-House affiliation, thought the idea worth considering.
Privately, Pusey is known to have co-ed residence on the top of his priority list; that, of course, is his desire for a married students center.
Although Mrs. Bunting said that Radcliffe hoped to explore the possibility of a co-ed House, she added that the College was working on its own housing problems.
A tenth House, called for in the Program, is definitely planned in the near future for Harvard.
Thursday, the Radcliffe Board of Trustees visited Quincy House and most of the 'Cliffe dormitories. Mrs. Carl Gilbert, chairman of the Board, said that the tour had nothing to do with the co-ed proposal. She said that the Trustees saw "an incredible amount of overcrowding at Radcliffe" and also heard a report from John M. Bullitt '43, Master of Quincy House, on how Quincy solved many housing problems.