This Week in Flat Hat History (Feb. 12)
February 12, 2008
The Cotillion Club sponsored the annual mid-winter’s ball. Dances at the time consisted of three separate events including the formal ball, the informal dansant and the semi-formal evening dance.
ABC television program “Hootenanny” filmed two back-to-back episodes in Adair Gym. The show, which featured such entertainers as the Brothers Four and Trini Lopez, quickly gave away all 2,000 tickets to College students within a week.
With the installation of a new automated system, the Wren Building’s bell rang on every half hour throughout the day. Because of the new automated system, it became impossible to ring the bell by hand, and the only time the system could be disconnected was on the last day of classes in order for graduating seniors to ring the bell.
Although initially planning to obtain membership in the Colonial League, a I-AA football conference, the College withdrew its application due to requirements of spring football practice, post-season play and athletic grants-in-aid would have put the College at a severe disadvantage to the other schools in the league, such as Bucknell and Colgate.