Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Welcome Freshmen

Renée will soon be heading off to college. It's a trying time for every freshmen, but I'm not sure they want this kind of help:

"Statute Forbidding Any One to Annoy or Unduly Injure the Freshmen. Each and every one attached to this university is forbidden to offend with insult, torment, harass, drench with water or urine, throw on or defile with dust or any filth, mock by whistling, cry at them with a terrifying voice, or dare to molest in any way whatsoever physically or severely, any, who are called freshmen, in the market, streets, courts, colleges and living houses, or any place whatsoever, and particularly in the present college, when they have entered in order to matriculate or are leaving after matriculation."

Leipzig University Statute (1495)

(from Ask the Past)

1 comment:

Renée said...

Sounds good to me! I'll print this out and distribute it around campus