The Law: Pot at Vassar

When 19-year-old Nancy Graber flunked out of Vassar in 1970, her father, like any father in such a situation, was dismayed. But Nancy had an explanation. She couldn't study or sleep, she said, because of her roommate's all-night pot parties.

Raymond Graber, a state employee who lives in West Hempstead, L.I., demanded that Vassar reinstate his daughter. Vassar refused, so Graber sued for $1,000,000 in "prospective" damages.

Last week it was disclosed that Vassar had settled. The college denied any "admission of guilt" but agreed to pay Graber $2,100. As for Nancy, she is now at Wellesley, and, according to her father,...

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