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February 6, 1977

Late in the evening an African-American member of the Class of 1978 was arrested on the New York City 125th Street and Park Avenue train platform for failing to respond to a white Conrail policeman’s questions. President Alan Simpson declared that the college would “do everything in its power to protect its students from this kind of indignity.”

In a pre-trial hearing on March 22, Manhattan Criminal Court Judge John Leone dismissed the charges against the student.

The Miscellany News and The New York Times

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