June 3, 1973: Tufts women, with one exception, wore various syles of dresses as they receive their diplomas. Tufts, along with other universities, chose to forego the traditional garb and contribute the rental fees to useful social and anti-war purposes. The commencement address that year was given by US Rep. Barbara Jordan from Texas who spoke on the continued bombing of Cambodia in the face of congessionial votes in opposition and the continued impoundment of funds by President Richard Nixon.