too late to save I-House?
was shocked and grieved to learn of the proposed
closing of International House. I also am angry
that I heard nothing of this until so late in the process. While
I never lived at International House, many of my friends did,
and the whole campus benefited from the cafeteria and the gracious
public rooms. It was a haven for older students who did not want
to live in dorms and could not afford apartments. It also was
a great place for foreign students and visitors.
graduation, I have stayed there when I returned to the U of C.
As far as I know, it is the only lodging for visitors that is
at all convenient to the campus. I also have benefited from its
relationship with the I-Houses at Berkeley and Columbia. It would
be a tragic loss for the U of C if this building, with its history,
were to be closed.
the years since my graduation I have supported the annual U of
C fund drives as best as I can. I, and I am sure many others,
would gladly help a fund to save I-House. I am not the "Big Donor"
supposedly sought for this purpose, but many smaller donors can
produce amazing results--if they are asked. I have zero interest,
however, in providing real estate for the Business School.
reconsider this closing of a beloved institution.
Brundrett Jefferson, AB'54, AB'55, AM'57