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  • 1912: Having discretely detected that dining hall steward August "Shorty" Schilletter has been stealing from the college for many years, President Walter Merritt Riggs does not publicize the matter through prosecution but allows the generally well-liked Schilletter to continue as an employee, and informs him on this date that he will now be managing only the kitchen, with no access to the supply cycle or cashbox. Riggs is so successful at keeping the scandal from going public and bringing unwanted scrutiny of the college that Schilletter dining hall on east campus will later be named for the reprieved scoundrel, albeit with the misspelling of "Schiletter".