Harrington Hall’s first house party finished with a bang.
The office-themed party on Oct. 15 was shut down at 10:30 p.m. because of a fist fight in the second floor lounge.
Harrington’s president Caitlin Doiron could not explain the events from the night and was hesitant about giving an interview.
“We as a house committee don’t really want the events of what happened Friday publicized or for any reason for people to think of Harrington as a bad place,” she said.
The day after the party, the lounge where the party was held was covered in blood. There was no damage done to the house, though bulletin boards with information were ripped off.
Residence manager Kelly Hogg also refused to give out information about what exactly happened, but said residence life met with all those involved in the fight.
“We are continuing to investigate…it is somewhat of an isolated incident,” she said.
“We worked with the RA team and the house committee about tightening up the sign-in policy, how to prevent this from happening in the future and to make events successful in the future.”
Those in residence must sign-in guests during a party and accompany them throughout their stay.
The policy is the same during parties, Hogg said.
Clayton Beaton, who is also a residence manager, told The Aquinian the day before the party that he hopes to create a better image for Harrington.
He wants to have larger events that students can look forward to.
“I’d rather spend more time fostering a positive community and planning events than dealing with the aftermath of an isolated number of people,” he said.
Former Harrington Hall president Bobby Gaudet spent his term last year trying to improve the residence’s reputation. His changes included adding more sober activities to April 6th day.
“If you walk the halls of Harrington Hall, you will meet some of the kindest and smartest people at this university. I wanted our reputation to reflect that,” Gaudet said last year.
With files from Shane Magee and Karissa Donkin
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