Before another college year begins, the authorities will have to do something to provide more boarding accommodations for the students than now exist. The present accommodations are entirely inadequate. Even before college opened this year there was a waiting list at Memorial Hall of over three hundred men, the Foxcroft club was obliged to increase its membership to one hundred and fifty, and the boarding houses about town were well filled, even at high prices. There is now no boarding place in Cambridge where men can be suitably provided for at a low rate, which is not filled to overflowing, and before another year, if the number of students increase in the ratio of past years, many men will be unable to find a place to board. Moreover, this scarcity of boarding places has raised the price of board so that, outside of the two co-operative dining associations, it is nearly impossible to get one's board for less than eight dollars a week; many men pay more, most of whom do so only because the co-operative clubs are filled up. Another great dining association would doubtless be successful; at any rate, something must be done immediately to accommodate the constantly increasing number of men who are coming to Cambridge.
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