The new Residential Colleges are a natural evolution from the old Yale system. In them is to be found little that is essentially revolutionary. Every sound academic venture must grow from roots that stretch back into past history and must derive its strength from vital tradition. Both on the intellectual and the social side (and at Yale social combine with intellectual factors to give the undergraduate an education) the College Plan seeks to capitalize values characteristic of the old Yale, some of which run the danger of disappearance under modern conditions.
Yale Alumni Weekly, "The Yale Residential Colleges [Yale Alumni Weekly special number]" (1933). Publications on Yale History. 12.
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