2 - Friday, March 28, 2008
The malty taste of freedom
Close the door. Turn down the
music. Hide the Keystone Light.
Many dorm residents know the
routine when they hear a knock on
the door after quiet hours.
But for a brief period in the
1970s, students in the dorms
lived without the fear of being
busted by a wandering resident
On Jan. 1, 1972, Michigan law-
makers reduced the legal drink-
ing age from 21 to 18, and for about
seven years - before a petition
drive overturned the lax law in
1978 - college underclassmen got
a taste of legal drinking.
In fact, many halls and houses
sponsored keggers and mixers
during this period.
Director of Student Legal Ser-
vices Douglas Lewis graduated
from the University in 1976.
Lewis said drinking was a part
of dorm culture from hig first
experiences at summer orienta-
tion in 1972.
He recalled that his roommate
strolled through the lobby of Alice
Lloyd Residence Hall with a six-
pack in hand, only to return to
their room a few hours later with
"The room reeked of alcohol,"
, Lewis also said students used
the dorms' layout when planning
"There used to be progressive
drinking parties in the dorms,"
Lewis said. "You could start with
beer on the first floor and end with
hard liquor at the top."
Dan Rankin, who graduated in
1976, spent his first two years at
the University living in East Quad.
He said that it wasn't only alcohol
that students indulged in during
"I think it would be fair to say
that enforcement against either
illegal drugs or legal alcohol in
the dorms was also pretty lax back
when I was at Michigan," Rankin
Housing spokesman Peter
Logan said the University has
strengthened its enforcement of,
more stringent alcohol policies
since the '70s.
This change reflects state
and federal laws that have been
enacted since the '70s that
restrict drinking in on-campus
. Lewis argued that students'
irresponsible partying in the '70s
may be partly responsible for
the- reformed tolerance policies
Architecture senior Gregory Led hangs a projector for a proj-
ect called "Modeling Space and MarkingTime: Experiments
in Video." Led projected an image of a blank.book onto a table
holding the actual book so the two images overlapped.
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