Over 1,600 students signed a petition circulated by the Committee For Free Choice in Housing supporting coed housing in the terrace apartments and town houses.  Chair of the committee Ilena Silverman ‘84 said of the effort, “It’s been this way (single-sex housing) for a long time….but there’s been no organized effort aimed at changing the situation. This will show the administration the students feel strongly about their right to choose with whom they want to live.”     The Miscellany News

On February 24, President Virginia Smith announced that 50 percent of townhouses and terrace apartments would be allowed to be coeducational.