The Committee on House and Undergraduate Life yesterday approved a proposal to house all transfer students to be admitted for next year in the Quad Houses, freeing about 30 River House spaces for freshmen who received their bottom choices in this year's House lottery.
The CHUL passed the proposal--co sponsored by Barbara Rosenkrantz master of Currier House and David A. Harnett, secretary of the Faculty--after Rosenkrantz said that transfer students would receive an advisor from each Quad House and would participate in a special orientation program to integrate the students into Harvard life more quickly. Dean Whitlock said yesterday.
Eleanor C. Marshall, assistant to the deans of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges for Housing, said yesterday that until the University finds out how mans transfer students will be attending Harvard next year probably in June, there will be no way to tell exactly how many River House spaces will be opened to freshmen assigned to the Quad.
The CHUL also decided to give transfer students who wish to move out of the Quad Houses equal priority on the transfer list as those freshmen who received their eleventh House choice. Whitlock said.
The CHUL decided last week that freshmen who received their twelfth, eleventh and tenth choices respectively would receive priority in transferring to River Houses.
Under the new transfer policy, students in these priorities who want to transfer from the Quad will be placed in lotteries to receive River House space.
At the CHUL meeting Dean Rosovsky presented a short talk on Housing problems. He said that no decisions have been made on future Housing plans.
Student members of the CHUL who attended the meeting also received a copy of the proposed policy covering University patent procedures from Whitlock.
The proposed policy, drawn up last month by the University's Patent and Copyright Committee would establish a committee to decide whether to encourage students and faculty to pursue patents for their discoveries. Whitlock said.
The proposal man also provide additional revenue to the University by letting the University share in the revalues of projects that are incurred at Harvard expense.
Whitlock said yesterday that he handed out the proposal because he thought it was important for students to know that the University policy applies equally to faculty and students.
Whitlock said the patent proposal may not affect many undergraduates but that graduate students may often be affected by the proposal.
Daniel Steiner '54, general counsel to the University and chairman of the patent and copyright committee, said yesterday that the proposal will not take effect until the Corporation approves it. He did not specify when the Corporation will take action on the proposal.