This week in Amherst history: April 30, 1952

As reported in an extra edition of The Student, the last two freshmen pledged in the wee hours of the morning on the day of the rushing deadline, under the College’s new “over-quota” rushing system, designed to allow more freshmen to live with brothers of their choice.

House Management Committee chairman Lowell Shuman said that the new policy was “not expected to effect total rushing, but [was] a distinct step toward the ideal of getting every man where he wants to go.”

The Student also tried to reach President Charles Cole at 2:00 a.m. for his reaction, but Cole, a “sound sleeper,” was unavailable for comment.