The following stories appeared in the Columbia Daily Spectator, week of September 27, 1965.
Columbia Vietnam Committee endeavors to halt the war effort
The Columbia University Independent Committee on Vietnam continued with its efforts to end the war in Vietnam. A "teach-out" was scheduled for October 9th on the steps of Low Library, featuring both student speakers from political organizations and professors. It was this committee that sponsored Columbia's participation in the March on Washington to End the War in April of that year, which included 650 of the university's students.
Spectator ceases expanded news
During a strike of most of New York City's newspapers, the Columbia Daily Spectator covered world, national, and local news as an emergency service to meet the demand for off-campus news by the student body. When the Herald Tribune returned to publication, the Spectator ceased the expanded coverage, recommitting itself to campus news only.
Freshmen take psychological tests
A psychological test was administered to members of the freshmen class. Administrators said that it would be of medical and psychiatric help to individual freshmen, and would serve as the "class profile." The test consisted of a number of true-false questions the student answered as it concerned himself.
Frat boys host Italian 'prince'
The brothers of Sigma Alpha Mu hosted a self-proclaimed 'Prince' of Italy for a number of days. Self-identified as Cosia di Pavia and claiming to be second in line to the vacant Italian throne, he pulled up to the frat house in a battered 1955 Ford and a rifle in the trunk. An Italian Department Professor verified that the man was not who he claimed to be, in royal terms that is. University officials believed the entire charade to be a hoax. The next day, the 'Prince' called for a restoration of the monarchy in his homeland.