We are confident that the plan just adopted by the directors of the Memorial Hall Dining Association will meet with very general favor throughout the college. The change which will go into effect with the new college year is the step which the steady growth of the college has made absolutely necessary. The number of applicants for admission to Memorial has been on a tremendous increase in the past few years. It was plain that some plan had to be adopted to provide for this, as well as for the other sides of student life. It has been the problem of the president of the University and his co workers to find some way to meet the difficulty. One phase of the trials which have been made has shown plainly in the establishment, by faculty and students together, of the Foxcroft Club, and in the proposition to organize other eating clubs of something like the same nature, though possibly not exactly the same plan.
All these plans, however, were yet insufficient to answer the great need of the increasing body of students, who want board of the grade of Memorial. Accordingly last fall the plan of the "hotel system," so-called, was proposed for Memorial. Such a system would, if adopted in toto, break down the system of club tables at Memorial, and destroy what many men now consider the pleasantest features of the dining system. It was natural that the students should strongly oppose the plan as then suggested. As radically changed, however, the scheme has everything to recommend it. It will not do away with the features of the present system. On the other hand, it will be an excellent experiment and ought to prove conclusively whether or not those are right who claim that the plan would work admirably for the whole hall.