1962 — To freshmen living in Andrews Hall who feel like they’re living in prison: At least you aren’t 1960s Pembroke girls. This December 1962 story headlined “University Takes Action” teaches us that not only did Brown once employ someone with the title “director of food, plant and housing,” but that things can always get worse. In an effort to stop peeping Toms who plagued the all-girls school, administrators decided to add barbed wire to the protections surrounding Andrews, which already included a wall, iron gate, floodlights and locks preventing windows from being opened more than a little. The Pembroke Sing-Sing was, of course, “for the girls’ safety.” Lucky for us, we only have to deal with Grad Center.
After the jump, drugs and booze!
1971 — If you sensed a disturbance in the force from 40 years ago, it might be the 20 pounds of marijuana Providence Police seized from seven people, including three Brown students, at Diman House. Colonel Walter McQueeney of the PPD said the investigation began when police “were given some very strong information that large quantities of drugs were being used on the Brown campus.” Who tipped you off, copper?
1899 — Ad of the Week: A Tonic and Nerve Food to Wriston residents for decades!