To the Editor:

The article regarding a new designation for accelerated students (“Proposal may slow abuse of acceleration,” 3/1) failed to see one of the roots of the problem of student “abuse” of acceleration status. Every student who spends shopping period in the hallway trying to shove into a seminar knows there is insufficient faculty to meet the demand for seminars.

Students use accelerated standing to get into seminars because they have no other choice. If the administration really wants to curb “acceleration abuse,” they should begin by hiring more tenure-track faculty.

Karen Weise ’03

March 1, 2001