Students go on strike
Female students at Northwestern University entered the Willard Hall dining room the night before April 1st and hung up silverware and cooking utensils on hooks around the walls. When the cooks found the scene the next morning, they refused to take the silverware down. The Dean of Women ordered the students to do so and revoked their dining privileges until the cleanup was complete. In protest, 115 students went "on strike" and began eating their meals in local restaurants. After several days the students relented, restored the silverware to its place, and their dining privileges were returned.