This Week in Flat Hat History (Feb. 1)
February 1, 2008
Final arrangements were made for the College’s purchase of Williamsburg City airport. The College, which had started aviation courses the previous year, decided to buy the airport since the building and equipment were more modern than what the College already possessed.
With 13 wins, Dartmouth College came away with top honors at the Marshall-Wythe Debate Tournament that was held at the law school that year. The tournament consisted of one of the largest debate meets in the United States at the time.
Crotty Brothers, Inc., the College’s food service company at the time, was legally bound to follow the City Hygiene Code which stated that males with long hair could work as long as a hairnet was used. Before the change, the service had disqualified any male with long hair.
A bill was introduced into the General Assembly that would allow qualified students to gain automatic acceptance into state institutions such as the College and U.Va. The bill required the student to have a 3.5 GPA, a 1200 SAT score, a Governor’s seal on their high school diploma and the completion of a state-approved advanced education program.