The College has begun to examine possible changes in its long-standing policy of housing the summer staff of the official undergraduate course review guide free of charge and without supervision because of a controversial July party at the 8 Prescott St. residence of this summer's group.
Several administrators met yesterday to consider stricter supervision of the approximately 10 undergraduates who are employed and housed each summer to produce the Committee on Undergraduate Education's statistical review book, commonly known as the CUE Guide.
The first in a planned series of meetings attended by Dean of Students Archie C. Epps III. Thomas A. Dingman '67, assistant dean for undergraduate housing. and Summer School Director Marshall R. Pihl '55 came in direct response to a party hosted in July by members of the CUE staff.
The gathering resulted in at least tour students being hospitalized for over-consumption of alcohol, and many of those who attended were reportedly students at Harvard's high school summer session and therefore underage.
Some members of the CUE staff may face disciplinary action by the Administrative Board, the College's main academic and disciplinary review body.
"At this point it's clear what we all want is more supervision [for the CUE staff]. but that's all we know," said Dingman after yesterday's meeting. He declined comment on the ongoing Ad Board investigation.
But Phil was willing to explain the officials' underlying concern. "If the University lets a person stay on its property and perform a service like the CUE Guide, then I think the University does assume an ongoing responsibility for that person," he said.
Other administrators joined Dingman in refusing to discuss the Ad Board's investigation of the incident Joseph P DiNunzio '84 the editor of this year's guide, said last night that the inquiry was still "nebulous"
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