Following the lead of her two sister Houses, East House has started working on a coed exchange with Lowell House for the Spring term.
Cliffies in East House-which includes Cabot, Whitman, and Eliot Halls-have invited Lowell House students for dinner and a tour of the dormitories tonight and Thursday. "We're going to show them what the food's like, the rooms, the bathrooms-everything," Dale R. Partoll '73, a Radcliffe organizer of the exchange, said yesterday.
Where The Boys Are
Lowell will reciprocate with lunch, dinner, and a tour on Sunday for all East House girls who want to see how the boys live.
On Monday, both Houses will poll their residents to see how many are in favor of having coed housing and who would be willing to move.
Miss Partoll said that if the poll shows an exchange will be feasible, she hopes plans would be ready for presentation to President Pusey within three weeks.
Pusey's approval, however, is uncertain. He said earlier this month that coed housing would be possible without complete merger, but added that some legal changes were necessary to broaden Harvard's jurisdiction over Cliffies.
He presently has before him proposals for two exchanges-between Adams and South Houses, and Winthrop and North Houses-but has not yet commented on them.
Students from both House committees met at Cabot Monday night with Mrs. Genevieve Austin. Radcliffe dean of Residence, and Frederick H. Abernathy. Head of East House; to discuss a possible exchange. Zeph Stewart, Master of Lowell House, was sick and unable to attend. They will meet again after Monday's poll to decide on a course of action.
Neither Master has yet worked with the students in planning an exchange, but both have said they are willing to assist. "We will help people work out what we think would be a reasonable experiment," Abernathy said yesterday.