Dickinsonian Newspaper

Dickinsonian, August 31, 1978

In this edition, the school guarantees that there will be no housing shortage this year since four new houses have been leased on West Louther and Church Street. A rising interest in sororities caused a fourth sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma, to be established on campus. Gaylor Barham, the minority affairs counselor, unexpectedly resigned from the College. The College's Mermaid that sits atop Old West's cupola has been permanently removed to the May Morris room and replaced with a replica. It has been a tradition for students to "steal" the Mermaid and then return her at a selected time, but after a recent even where the Mermaid was not returned for many months, and the safety hazard of trying to steal the Mermaid from the cupola has caused the College to replace and remove it.