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No Restrictions for Class of 1990

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(By Ben Stanger)

The Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid (CUAFA) voted May 23 against restricting members of the Class of 1990 from enrolling in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), according to CUAFA Chairman Kenneth R. Manning.

The faculty gave CUAFA the power last October to implement restrictions, if more than 310 sophomores for 1985-6 or 270 sophomores for 1986-7 enrolled in EECS. CUAFA decided then not to restrict the Class of 1989.

The results of a preliminary survey conducted by the Undergraduate Academic Support Office indicate that approximately 29 percent of the Class of 1988 plan to major in Course VI. When the results were released, Manning said that restrictions would not be implemented "if the numbers look clearly favorable." CUAFA then decided the numbers were low enough to forego restrictions.

EECS majors comprise 33 percent of the Class of 1987 and 36 percent of the Class of 1986.