To the Editors of The Crimson:
Concerning the recent proposal of Dean Fox, I feel that the following issues should be examined more thoroughly before further consideration is given to the implementation of Dean Fox's proposal.
These issues are: 1) Can the system provide as adequate an advising staff for all freshmen in the Yard as has been provided by the Quad advising staff and the upperclassmen to the freshmen now housed there; 2) If a one-three system is implemented, how will the increased number of affected sophomores and/or juniors react to being placed in a House not of their choosing and perhaps liking (that is, if given a choice between the Yard or an unpopular House, how many of the students would prefer to have the Yard option still viable); and, 3) If an increased number of sophomores have to be assigned to a lower choice House, how will the present processes for transferring between Houses and the initial housing assignments be affected?
For South House, the relevant issue is: How will Dean Fox's proposed restructuring of the House system affect the distinctiveness and appeal, for some, of South House?
This particular question can be reworded and applied to any House. The Quad is not just concerned about its distinctive living style, we are concerned about the diversity and choice of lifestyles now offered by the House system. Girard M. Hackert South House CHUL Representative