Every student — even the purest, most innocent freshman — has heard of the Naked Quad Run, known by university officials as the Nighttime Quad Reception. But the origins of this unique event are less ubiquitous, full of rumor and often disputed among students. But according to alumni and officials who were at Tufts when the tradition began, its origins are far less concrete. Ammerman said that although some of the runners were motivated by various causes, the primary reason for organizing the run was to provide an entertaining outlet for various forms of stress. The following year, to contain the symphonic noise, the administration encouraged students to run around the quad during the one-hour reprieve from silence.
Walk through the key updates here. December edited April in Tufts University. She took the video of the students so you could only see their backs, but obviously did not get the students' permission as hundreds of them jogged by. I think this is pretty outrageous. This is a private event on private property. She did not receive permission from the university to video this event. What an incredible invasion of privacy.
The decades-long tradition, in which students partake in a large-scale, clothing-free sprint around the Res Quad to celebrate the end of fall semester classes, will no longer be permitted to take place, University President Lawrence Bacow revealed to the Daily. In both interviews with the Daily and an op-ed published today, Bacow said the university can no longer tolerate the event in light of the inherent dangers it presents, particularly the serious risks to student safety from a combination of dangerous levels of alcohol consumption, icy roads and cold temperatures. The only question is whether a student has to die first. Officials ended the December run earlier than usual, resulting in the arrest of one student amid accusations by attendees of police misbehavior.
Wow- this is crazy. I would be incredibly embarrassed if there was a picture of my nakedness all over the media, but you know what the embarrassment could have been avoided if they didnt take part in this event. I mean everyone who agreed to do this knew what they were getting themselves into- they are Tuft University students I'm sure they have the smarts to think of such a thing although