To the Editors of The Crimson:
As a resident of the DeWolfe Street housing complex, I enjoyed your recent article on my dorm. It was, however, either by design or by carelessness, the most one-sided article I've seen in a long time. While the new building has certain advantages, it also has many disadvantages which merit attention.
Although it's nice to have air conditioning, that's only useful for a few weeks in September and May. The money would have been much better spent on overhead lights--a year-round necessity--which are missing in the bedrooms and the common room.
Another major shortcoming is the lack of space used for a full kitchen. Sure, it's convenient, but it can't be fully enjoyed due to Harvard's mane policy requiring all undergraduates to be on the full meal plan. I would much rather the kitchen space were used for another bedroom, so we wouldn't have to live in doubles all year.
There are other minor inconveniences, such as the lack of bookshelf space and undraped windows, but these don't compare to the major problem with DeWolfe Street and any other overflow housing, which is that they detract from what Harvard so proudly boasts as one of its most positive aspects: the House experience. By living apart from the rest of our house, we miss out on the social experience our peers enjoy. All in all, I am very disappointed to be living DeWolfe. Ezra Perlman '93
Sewer Reconstruction Tears Through SquareConstruction work began on Mt. Auburn St. yesterday morning, as the city continued the latest phase of its massive sewer
Harvard to Regain DeWolfe Street Lot For Parking AreaHarvard will soon regain control of a small lot at the corner of Dewolfe and Grant Streets and again use
Kirkland House To End Overflow Housing in DeWolfeKirkland House will no longer be using overflow housing at 20 DeWolfe Street next year, according to several resident tutors and students.
Lowell to Occupy Floor of DeWolfeLowell House will occupy a floor of the overflow housing at 20 DeWolfe Street next year, reversing efforts over the past three years to make the House smaller and more contiguous, resident tutors said yesterday.