Dean Ruth Wilcox accepted registration forms from 135 freshmen women who "rushed" to pledge a sorority. Open houses, formal teas, and preference parties were an important part of the social scene during November.
Although most Marietta College students were not old enough to vote, they were interested in the 1960 presidential election. Backers of the Nixon-Lodge Republican ticket wore campaign buttons and distributed political leaflets; Kennedy-Johnson supporters listened to Professor Jack Prince speak on behalf of Democrats in Otto Lounge. Some students had the opportunity to meet Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., a Kennedy campaigner, when he visited the ATO house. Others were interested in hearing Richard Nixon speak at the Armory on Front Street. Nixon won an overwhelming victory in the mock election held on campus in early November.
All images were originally published in Marietta College's student newspaper, The Marcolian.