Chapel Seating Introduced
OAM, December 1934
more revolutionary than the new rules adopted for chapel attendance
last winter, is the plan of coeducational chapel seating, which
has been sanctioned by the general faculty for one semesters
trial beginning in February.
No longer will a line drawn from the middle of the organ to the
center of the window in the eastern wall neatly bisect the sexes.
Instead, in order that attendance records may be kept, men and women
will be seated together alphabetically by classes.
A second innovation will be the seating of Conservatory students
with College students by classes. This will doubtless continue even
if the coeducational experiment should be abandoned.
There seems to be a reasonable chance for coeducational seating
to succeed. Coeducational chapel seating is, along with the extension
of the coeducational dinning room plan that is in force this year,
another step in the direction of casual and normal relations between
men and women on the Campus.