October 15, 1971
Nancy Graber, a 20 year-old former student, sued the college for $1,000,000 after leaving Vassar. She cited her roommate's marijuana use and Vassar's poor handling of that problem as the reasons for poor academic performance at the college.
In an out-of-court settlement in July 1972, the college agreed to pay the student's family $2,100. The settlement was, according to a college spokesman, a tuition refund and "by no means an admission of guilt." The New York Times