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Myles Standish Hall won’t be tied down at dinner

Myles Standish Hall residents fought for casual dining rights in 1949.

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In 1949, 500 BU students living in the all-male dormitory Myles Standish Hall, pictured above in 1958, boycotted its dining room to protest a rule requiring them to wear neckties to dinner. They ate at the Student Union, which quickly ran out of food. As a result, the necktie rule was suspended. BU Photo Services