February 6, 1977
Late in the evening an African-American member of the Class of 1978 was arrested on the New York City 125th Street and Park Avenue train platform after failing to respond to a white Conrail policeman’s questions. President Alan Simpson declared that the college would “do everything in its power to protect its students from this kind of indignity.
On March 22, Manhattan Criminal Court Judge John Leone dismissed the charges against the student in a pre-trial hearing. The Miscellany News and The New York Times