Finding “serious improprieties” and evidence of vote tampering in the spring 1980 VSA elections, the Executive Board and the Board of House Presidents asked all members of the Court of Appeals, College Regulations Committee, Board of Constitutional Inquiry, Judicial Board and Delegate Assembly to resign and submit “a voluntary, signed affidavit along with other evidence.” On September 19, 1980, the Miscellany News reported that the election irregularities were allegedly a conspiracy to impeach a member of the Executive Board and replace that person with one of the conspirators.

In October, 14 students admitted “complicity in the so-called election frauds” said Vice President for Student Affairs Natalie Marshall ‘51 and Vice President for Administration James Ritterskamp. All were placed on probation.     The Miscellany News