From the Archives in the Feb. 5 issue quotes a University decision during the energy crisis in December 1973 to close the campus until Jan. 5. However, I recall that the decision later was amended to push the date back to conserve heating fuel. We were told to remain away from campus throughout reading period (no real need to be on campus anyway, unless you were already plowing into thesis research).
Editor’s note: The start of reading period was delayed from Jan. 7 to Jan. 21, 1974; students who needed to be on campus before Jan. 19 were housed in the Princeton Inn, with athletes to be housed in Caldwell Field House. Firestone Library remained open, as did the Chancellor Green pub for a few hours per day.