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President Lowell scores again in his policy for the unification of Harvard University student life. The famous dormitories formerly in private bands now become the property of the University. A few years ago the Freshman dormitories were erected for the announced purpose of keeping the members of the class together, promoting their mutual acquaintance and their co-operation as a unit in the affairs of the school. About the time the war began Randolph and Dunster Halls were acquired and converted into quarters for the Sophomores and Juniors. For a considerable time now the Seniors have been domiciled in the buildings about the yard--Hollis, Holworthy, Thayer, Matthews, and the others.

Now the University authorities buy Westmorly, Claverly, and Apley Halls, and the purchase of the only dormitories remaining in private control--Beek, Craigie, Fairfax, and Russell--is thought to be a matter of comparatively short time. Other former private dormitories--Hampden, Ridgely, and Ware Halls--have been recently transformed into apartment houses. The swimming pools in several of these private houses now become part of the regular athletic equipment of the College and available for all the students. Strategy and patience have been necessary in order to secure these results. The students themselves, some of whom a few years ago were not sure they liked the change, now in general approve the president's policy. --"Boston Herald."

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