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East Side Student Committee Should Work with Ashdown

One thing not discussed in the two articles in The Tech ["Deans Consider Moving All Undergrads To West Dorms," Nov. 1, "EC, Senior House Residents Meet to Discuss Housing," Nov. 4] was how the graduate students of Ashdown House feel about turning Ashdown into an undergraduate dormitory (either partially or completely).

Most residents of Ashdown that I have talked to are against the idea because it would begin the process of disrupting a graduate community that has existed for over 75 years. In comparison to Tang and Edgerton House, Ashdown is the most social graduate dorm. Many residents like living there because of this social atmosphere and would not like to see this aspect of the dorm destroyed. Ashdown residents urge the committee that is making these decisions to discuss their proposals with Ashdown residents before making any recommendations.

Thomas H. Burbine G

Ashdown Chairperson