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Freshmen here should be glad to know that Yale freshmen have a good deal more to feel bitter about in the way they receive their House assignments.
About 335 freshmen at Yale aren't quite sure where they'll be next year. What's more, they have no definite idea why they didn't get preference.
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The Yale Daily News has been making a survey of the Harvard Allocation system and finds it "far more rational and consistent" than their own. They point out that Yale has no inter-House eating plan, no official meetings to discuss the advantages of the different Colleges, and no interviews. The result is that the average Yale freshman knows a good deal less about why he should favor one College over another than most of the Yardlings.
Allocation to a College, decided by a five-man committee, has varied from assigning men by a delicate ratio system to a lottery.
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