The Princeton University faculty reversed itself last Monday and agreed to schedule a pre-election recess next October so that students can work for political candidates.
The faculty - by a 89-87 vote - endorsed a calendar proposed by the Undergraduate Assembly (UGA). Last month, the faculty had failed to muster the required two-thirds to defeat a UGA resolution for revision of the calendar, which meant Princeton was left without a calendar until a new resolution was accepted.
The "Princeton plan" of scheduling recesses before elections received wide publicity in 1970, when 25 per cent of Princeton students worked for candidates in the 1970 election. David Jones, UGA president, predicted yesterday that at least as many students will work in Presidential campaigns this year.
The faculty voted last January to eliminate the recess, citing a decline in student interest in politics and other reasons.