Volume 90, Issue 65

Tuesday, January 21, 1997




Three members of the University Students' Council met with Western's president on this day in 1955 to discuss the interpretation of a ruling made in 1934 which banned freshman "initiation" on campus:

The freshman orientation committee say they do not object to freshmen wearing badges and beanies but they object to anything which might be classed as initiation rather than orientation.

One of the reasons why the committee objects to initiation is that the students should make a good impression on citizens of London.

Snake dancing, which one of the committee members termed "hazing," might not fall within the stipulations of the 1934 ruling.

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