Council Will Sponsor Chucklehead Concert

The Undergraduate Council unanimously passed a resolution last night to host a concert by Chucklehead this spring.

The concert, which is slated for February 6, 1993, is scheduled to be held in the Adams House dining hall. Tickets will be seven dollars for Harvard students and $10 for the general public.

Organizers said they expect 300 students to attend at these prices, meaning the concert is likely to lose about $900.

Past concerts sponsored by the council have lost considerably more. A 1989 Suzanne Vega show lost $20,000 and a Ziggy Marley performance lost $15,000 in 1990. Last year's De La Soul concert lost the council more than $10,000.

According to the council's resolution, the concert, which should cost around $3,000, was planned to be small because "after the success of the Spin Doctors [a concert that the council helped fund], students think our small concerts are keen."


David V. Bonfili '96, who presented the plan to the council, said attendance should be stronger than at last year's Chucklehead appearance. "Last year Chucklehead drew about 150 at a Quad Party when it was raining," he said.

Hillary K. Anger '93, who spoke in favor of lowering ticket Prices to five dollars for Harvard students, said she feels that the money lost by doing so would not hurt the council. "A small loss at a small concert seems like a social service," she said.

Due to past problems with attendance, publicity for the concert is slated to begin about three weeks before the event.

The opening act for the concert will be a group from Dunster House called Hot Spanky Porpoises.

The council also discussed last night the creation of a First-Year Caucus, butcould not pass a constitutional amendment to thateffect since it did not have a quorum of members.

The amendment was brought to the council by its21 first-year members.

The first-year students have been meetingunofficially every Sunday for one-half hour beforethe whole council assembles.

Peter Cahn '96, one of the co-authors of theamendment, said the caucus would be an advisoryboard without any voting power.

"The caucus would be an organization composedof U.C. members which deals with freshmenconcerns," he said. "We're the ones affected,we're the ones who know, we'll let you know whatwe want."

Council Vice-Chair Steven N. Kalkanis '93, whois conducting the vote on the issue, said hebelieves that the amendment will be adopted.

"My sense is that it will achieve thethree-fourths majority that it needs to pass." hesaid.

In other business:

.The council voted to send a letter toDean of the College L. Fred Jewett '57recommending that card keys operate until 1 a.m.on Friday and Saturday nights at all houses andYard dorms.

Card keys, which are presently used in thefirst-year dorms, will replace the traditionaldoor keys at the houses over the next three years.

.A letter of recommendation was sentwith full council support to the City of Cambridgeto have stop-lights or stop signs installed at twointersections--at the corner of Plympton St. andMass. Ave, and next to Johnston Gate--because ofrisk of injury to student pedestrians.

.The council decided unanimously tosponsor a Concentration Fair on February 11 ofnext year