Report on Orientation, Unification of Class of 1946 Published by P.B.H.

Freshman Committee Urges Representation in Houses

Recommending that next year's Freshman Class be given representation in their Houses and still maintain control over their affairs as a class, the Freshman Committee of Phillips Brooks House yesterday issued its first report, on the general topic of the orientation of the Class of '46.

Accepting the subdivision of the class among the Houses as inevitable, the Committee attempted to suggest means of facilitating the acclimation within the House system of the entering men, as well as of preserving the unity of the class as much as is possible under the circumstances.

Two Representatives Suggested

Led by Andrew H. Wright '45, the Yardlings have urged that their successors send two representatives to each House Committee, electing one from every group of incoming men, to serve for a term of nine months.

To replace the Union Committee, the Brooks House group suggests that these representatives meet to form an Inter-House Freshman Committee, whose primary duty will be "to continue such traditional functions of the class as are practicable under the new conditions". The University and upperclass organizations, it was further recommended by the Yardlings, should cooperate in this attempt to encourage activities of the class as a whole.


In answer to the problem of the immediate orientation of the class into the College, the Committee suggests that a series of meetings be held early in each term, during which officers, or students of the University can inform the Freshmen in each House of the possibilities for them in House, athletic, or extra-curricular activities.

They recommend furthermore, that a special board of Freshman advisors be created to give the new class information and aptitude tests to determine "what courses they could most profitably take to fit them for the way effort."