Students protesting the college's investment in corporations supporting the South African apartheid regime blocked Main Gate for over a week in a sit-in. They began the sit-in by linking arms around the security booth at Main Gate and stating their intentions as a non-violent protest “seeking the administration’s cooperation,” said organizer Jason Albertson ’85. Susan Matheson ’87, who grew up in South Africa, explained her own reasons for participating in the sit-in, “My best friend as a child was black. And yet because of apartheid as we grew older I could not socialize with her or publicly show my kinship.”     The Miscellany News