Fri 15 Oct 2010
Thanks to JeffZ and Sr. Mom, we have this little tidbit from an interview with President Falk:
He cited the entry system as something that needs attention.
What did he mean by this? While HWC has previously posted interesting arguments criticizing the entry/JA system for freshman (see this thread for previous conversation), for many of us, the Freshman housing system is one of the defining parts of the Williams experience. My initial instinct is that the entry/JA system is fundamentally the right one for Williams. It promotes class cohesion, provides some mixing between the freshman and junior classes that wouldn’t otherwise occur, and provides an instant social network for incoming freshmen (first years?).
I’m willing to be convinced that I’m wrong. What do current students and faculty think? Are there tweaks to the current system that would make it better?
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