Thirteen of the ninety-seven entering students eligible for Sophomore Standings have voluntarily given up their positions in the Class of 1962.
The appeal of the new seminar program has induced nine men to spend the year as Freshmen, while four others turned down advanced standing because of distribution requirements. They hesitated to choose a field of concentration "so early in their college careers," according to Byron Stooky, Associate Director of Advanced Standing.
74 Live in Yard
Of those who accepted advanced standing, only ten elected to reside in the Houses. Several of them spent last year abroad as exchange students, and, therefore, wanted to move right into the upperclass living quarters.
An Advanced Standing Sophomore who did not go abroad, John G. Nelson '62, chose to live in Leverett House instead of in the Yard because of the "better living conditions." He hoped also that upper classmen would "show me the ropes."
Eleven other students received Sophomore Standing, but not from the College Entrance Examination Board. These men entered from foreign schools and colleges, and none live in the Houses.