Because of a recent tragic death of a female student at a nearby college, Dean Meredith and the College crack down on the rules regarding the female students' travel plans. Women are now required to get an "Absence from Metzger" card every time the student wishes to go on a trip overnight or late at night. This card supplies information both to the college and at home of where the student will be staying, with whom, who will be driving and when they will return. Dean Meredith acknowledges that these precautions may seem "too childish" to some people, but that the recent tragedy moved the college into being more aware of the dangers out there.
April 24, 1940
Location of Document in Archives
RG 8/122 Women's Student Government Association Box 1 Folder 10