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Volume 85, Number 8 ONLINE October 17, 1997
Wiess to restrict access to NOD
by Esther Sung
One of the biggest and best-known parties of the year is almost here: Night of Decadence. With the excitement of hosting a party, however, come certain security concerns, and Wiess College social coordinators plan to protect the safety of Rice students who attend the party by instituting several NOD security policy changes.

"I think almost every Rice party that involves alcohol has ... the potential danger for assaults, vandalism and theft," Wiess President George Fotinos said. "Sexual assaults can and have happened at other Rice parties, I'm sure, but then with NOD there's an extra precaution that needs to be taken under the circumstances of the theme, the amount of alcohol consumed that night and the number of non-Rice people present."

Happy Cutting

Flanked by officials, former Secretary of State James A. Baker III triumphantly waves the ceremonial ribbon-cutting scissors at the dedication to the near Baker Hall Wednesday evening.
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