This Week in Flat Hat History (Feb. 5)
February 5, 2008
The men’s student body voted to create a judicial council to act over male students that were on probation. The council would have full authority to enforce probation rules, discipline violators and dismiss frequent violators.
Round-trip European airfare was offered to members of the College for a summer tour with the sociology department. For $342.80, any College student or faculty member could go on the trip, which departed June 17 for London and returned to the United States Aug. 22.
The quality, cleanliness and meat servings at the Caf were described as being worse than “poor” by a Student Assembly survey. None of the 11 categories covered in the survey managed to reach a “good” or “excellent” rating. A major complaint of students was the use of sodium nitrite, a suspected cause of cancer, in the meats prepared by the facility.
A small explosion in a student dorm led campus police to the discovery of marijuana and assorted drug paraphernalia. The room’s occupants were sprinkling flash powder over a lit candle, which caused the explosion. The students were charged with possession of marijuana and illegal manufacture of fireworks.