The Vassar house fellows released a report protesting the administration's proposal to eliminate eight house fellow apartments in order to create 32 new student rooms. Dean of the Faculty Barbara Wells observed that reducing the number of house fellows would save the college $27,000. Furthermore, she said, the additional students would bring in $110,000.
Main house fellow and mathematics professor Donald Spicer responded that the benefits of the house fellow program were “subjective and difficult to measure in dollars and cents. I feel very keenly, however, that the house fellow program is not a frill, but that it typifies the unique aspects of the Vassar educational experience.”
No further action was taken on the proposal. The Miscellany News