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Mather Stays With Leverett Until Fall '60

Planners to Decide Changes for House

By George H. Watson

Leverett House will control Mather Hall until the fall of 1960, although by September, 1959, it will be an enclave in the territory of the University's eighth House.

Dean Bundy said yesterday that the new House would open in 1959, but that modification of Leverett would not be completed until a year later. Mather Hall is located in the block allocated to the new House, and the University must decide how to compensate Leverett for the loss and to improve the older House structurally.

Bundy said that the nature of modifications to Leverett were still in a planning stage, and that several possibilities were under consideration.

Likely Solution

Perhaps the most likely solution will be to build an extension for Leverett in the block bounded by Grant and Cowperthwaite Streets. The University already owns the property necessary to build the extension.

A more radical suggestion is to reconstruct Leverett entirely within the Grant-Cowperwaithe block. This would mean that McKinlock Hall--the present nucleus of Leverett--would be used for some other purpose, possibly graduate student housing.

Bundy emphasized that any solution would attempt to improve on the present structural drawbacks of Leverett and to make it a more integrated and functional unit.

When the new House opens in 1959, it will have only 200 members because of the use of Mather by Leverett. Bundy said that he felt it was better for the eighth House to begin with less than its full complement of 350 students.

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