Back in 1912, a group of students in Abbot Hall took to a faculty poster to make some of their own additions. Presenting themselves (as well as some made-up friends like “William Blue B.A.L.L.S” and “G.B. Bateson A.S.S.”) as candidates for faculty positions, they present their platform as follows:
1. Co-educational dormitories.
2. Rough-house every night [non-participants liable to faculty].
3. Visitors furnish smoking.
4. Bar rooms established in all dormitories.
5. Three hour day.
6. Study hours 12:00-12:01.
7. Weekly belly-rubs in Armory.
8. No drill except Sundays.
9. No Exams. Class standing can be determined by rough-housing.
10. Four meals per day.
11. No chapel.
12. Dormitories free.
It’s pretty remarkable that this was written 100 years ago, yet doesn’t seem terribly out-of-place today, though the early students’ attachment to “rough-housing” could now be akin to Human vs. Zombies nerf wars.