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Yale Students Bare All At Secret Gatherings

By: Dan Gould - Published:   Updated: Apr 27 2011 • References: nytimes & kottke.org
At a loss for the theme of your upcoming soiree this weekend? Why not follow in the tradition of our nations Ivy League schools and host a naked party?

Implications - The idea came from the Pundits, a society formed in 1884 as a group that rebelled against Yale traditions. The Pundits started naked parties back in 1995, while other universities started in the early 80s. The whole point of these events was to encourage people to be comfortable in their own skin, deviating from the idea of dressing up just for a night out. It might be controversial, but the school administrators haven't had much problem at Brown and has even provided security for the party. It'll seem odd to most people, but these parties have had quite a history. School officials haven't had a problem, so why should anyone else?

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