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That the entire class of 1929 will find rooming accommodations in dormitories next year if the class decides to accept the offer made to the College by the Business School recently was announced late last night.
In the past, dormitory accommodations for sophomore classes have usually been very deficient, as many as 300 men often being unable to get into University dormitories, and therefore being compelled to obtain living quarters with private families or in boarding houses. The Business School has this year felt that it would be unable to fill three of its dormitories in its new location on the south bank of the Charles, and has offered these to the College. The Executive Committee decided to give the class of 1929 the first choice of these dormitories and at a meeting held Tuesday night, at which Deans Greenough, Whitney and Perkins, President Lowell, a representative of the Business School and the Dormitory Committee of the class of 1929 were present, the matter was discussed. The Dormitory Committees felt that although they were in favor of the proposal they did not have the power to accept the Business School's offer without first consulting the class as a whole.
Proposal Rests With Class
The members of the Committee decided that the question should be submitted to a referendum of the class, considering this to be the best way of obtaining the general sentiment of the class. Ballots on which views may be expressed will be sent to every member of the class, probably on Monday.
The three new dormitories which the Business School has offered will accommodate a total of 303 men. Dormitory D, in the northwest corner of the quadrangle, will hold 152 men and is the largest of the buildings offered. The next in size is Dormitory F, which is situated parallel to the river and will afford rooms for 137. The smallest, the Instructor's Unit, facing on Boylston Street, will accommodate 14 men. There will be dining rooms in the dormitories where the men living there may have their meals, and although the board will be somewhat higher than in the Freshman Dormitories, it is expected that on the whole the service will be better.
The distance, about a ten minutes walk, at which the Business School lies from Harvard Square and the College Yard, is the only drawback imposed upon rooming in these dormitories.
It is possible, however, that the footbridge from the Business School to Memorial Drive, just below Standish Hall, will be constructed by next fall, which will shorten this distance considerably.
If the class of 1929 decides to accept these new dormitories under the Business School's conditions, assignments to them will be made by the same system which now obtains in assigning incoming Seniors to dormitories in the Yard. A committee will be chosen from members of the class and it will be given charge of assigning these rooms. Group applications will, as usual, be given preference, and the number of men applying in a group will be unlimited up to the capacity of the dormitory. Men who have already applied for rooms in regular Sophomore dormitories may, if they desire, apply for rooms in the Business School dormitories instead
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