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All six students evicted from South House last January because of "disorderly conduct" have been given housing on campus, Eleanor C. Marshall, assistant to the dean for Housing, said yesterday.
Over the past four weeks the six students--Howard Levin '76, Joel Carpenter '78, Edward Minar '77, Roye Randall '79, Lodovico Simone '76 and Jeffrey Spier '77--have moved into rooms in Canaday Hall and Currier, North, Quincy, and Winthrop Houses.
Marshall said yesterday the delay in finding housing for the students was due to a shortage of available House rooms at the time the students were evicted.
Levin, who moved into Winthrop House on Monday, said yesterday that although he does not know why he and the other six students were finally granted housing, he believes "it was pretty much a matter of when rooms opened up."
A Happy Man
"I don't know what the hell happened," Levin said, "but I sure am happy."
Levin said, "I'm sure the persistance on the part of the six to get housing and the aid of Mrs. Marshall helped us get housing."
Marshall said she reassigned the evicted students only after she had moved the students who were already on her waiting list.
Two of Levin's friends said some of the evicted students' parents pressured the University to give their children rooms. One of the friends, who did not wish to be identified, said, "Parents started calling and suddenly rooms began popping up."
The student said the University, by denying the evicted students on-campus housing, put them in a "financial bind" because local rents are very high.
"The University realized that kicking them out was unfair," the student said.
Although he has been assigned to Winthrop House, Speir has chosen to live off-campus. His temporary roommate in Winthrop said yesterday Speir left because "the setup wasn't great in the living room."
Speir was unabailable for comment yesterday.
Barbara Gutman Rosenkrantz '44, comaster of Currier House, said yesterday she has no reservations about accepting one of the evicted students into her House, and said, "I see no reason for it to create any problems."
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