Tufts President Ends Annual Naked Quad Run
It's too boozy and too dangerous, he declares
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 16, 2011 3:38 PM CDT
No more naked quad runs at Tufts.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Tufts University students celebrating the end of fall classes will have to keep their clothes on from here on out, at least in the campus quad. The president of the Massachusetts school has ended the tradition of the Naked Quad Run, which attracts throngs of students who shed their clothes and run around nude in chilly December. In an op-ed in the Tufts Daily student newspaper, Lawrence Bacow says it's become too dangerous, mostly because of booze.

"Even if I did not act now, NQR would end some day," writes Bacow. "The only question is whether a student has to die first. We cannot allow this to happen, and the Naked Quad Run will not continue." Students aren't happy, and dozens protested the decision by running around the quad in what the campus paper described as a "partially nude" protest.

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Mar 16, 2011 8:00 PM CDT
Every ounce of fun that exists in this world is being slowly sanitized and destroyed. Soon, anything with even a slight risk will be outlawed. "We have to ban this run because a student died!" "But statistically, with the amount of people who have participated, versus the amount killed, it was actually more dangerous to drive there than to participate." "I don't care! It's DANGEROUS."
Mar 16, 2011 7:20 PM CDT
He's right. If people were meant to run around naked, they would've been born that way.
Mar 16, 2011 4:22 PM CDT
At first I thought it was a story about the Tufts president doing his ow run...