This Week in Flat Hat History (Jan. 18)
January 18, 2008
The schedule for the men’s varsity debate team pitted them against the likes of the University of California at Berkley, Boston College and Harvard University. In a contest against UC Berkley, the College debated whether Hoover should be reelected in 1932.
The new class attendance regulations, which stated that students had to attend all classes but did not specifically state how many could be validly missed, resulted in no radical change in the overall grade point average of students at the College.
College catalogues and IBM place cards did little to alleviate the pain of registration as the year was marked with a registration period that was “worse than most” for students. Students reported problems such as being told false reasons for being rejected and not being able to register despite having pre-registered for the class.
Due to budget constraints, the College announced the suspension of six varsity sports. The athletic directors announced that men’s lacrosse, fencing, swimming and riflery, along with women’s golf and fencing, would be discontinued for the next two years.