SOUTH TOWER- 13th
Front: Rolando Maldano, Richard Leach, Frank Lane, Lance Peghely.
Second: Kip Scott. Mike Bo, Hemant Patel. Back: Mike Pitre, Michael
Hengest, Abid Ibrahim (RA), Mohammed Asim, Martin Vaghn, Andy
Kiser, Aaron Pena. Photo by Paul Nicosia
Front: Robert Bluestein, Chris Pothoff, Greg Bell, Patrick Costello, Michael Darby. Back: George Mattackal, Marwan, Emad Sharth, Howard
Hall, Marco Corral, Salvador Navarro, Ashaer Hamid, Junaid Hardon,
Tony Spears, Eric Rasberry, Zaphod Beeblebrox, Raphael Garcia. Photo
by Paul Nicosia
SOUTH TOWER - 14th
264 University of Houston
A pamphlet published before the completion of the
Quadrangle states that all unmarried women under 21 who
didn't live at home in Houston were required to live on
Exceptions were granted
only with the approval of the
Dean of Women.
Women were required to be in by
11 p.m. Monday
11:30 p.m. on Friday and Sunday
and 12:45 a.m. on
they maintained a
"C" average or better.
The dorm council made national headlines on Nov. 25,
1953, with a bulletin about
"necking areas recommended
and approved by your council."
Areas outside the recreation rooms of dorms D (Law)
and E (Settegast, at that
time, now Bates) were ap
proved for "goodnight kisses7'
And necking was approved
in the dorm parking lots "if
we can see your heads showing over the car seat."
In the late '50s and early
'60s, women had a little more
freedom. They still had to be
back in the dorms and signed
Necking was approved in the
dorm parking lots "if we can
see your heads showing over the
in no later than 11 p.m.
Boyfriends were still required to use social parlors
when calling on dorm residents. Men couldn't enter the
Again in the mid '60s, UH
was first in dorm issues.
Between 1965 and 1966, almost all the dorms in the
Quadrangle went co-ed —
probably a first, according to
Tom Penett, associate director of residence halls. The only exception was Bates, which
stayed female until after the
Towers were constructed.
After this step, Penett said,
college life settled down a bit.
Strong demand for housing
brought about the building of
the Moody Towers, which were
named for W. L.
and Libbie Shearn
Moody after their
funds for the project in the '70s.
of the Quadrangle was coed
when the Towers were built,
these new dorms didn't start
off that way, Penett said. The
North Tower was all-female
and the South Tower all-
Finally, in the 1975-76
school year, all the dorms
— Darlene Mcllvaine
The moral codes governing behavior
for female students has relaxed considerably. Now, they're (gasp) equal
and can associate freely with members of the opposite sex. Photo by
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