as it were should it come to pass, we understand that on April Fool's Day, 2015, Duke adopted a zero-tolerance policy to rope on campus. We laud this action. It is about time that a major university took responsibility for its students and their welfare and banned hemp. Kudos to Duke and its student body, who demonstrated in favor of the No Hemp policy.
Back in our day, candidly, forty-odd years ago, had students found such rope on campus, absent any particular connotations, the general reaction of virtually all students, at a time when there was relatively extraordinary sensitivity to individual rights and liberties, given that period through which we had all just lived in the 1960's, would have been to regard it as an April Fool's joke on prospective basketball fortunes, that perhaps a choke was in the offing in Indianapolis, as spring was in the air, laughed about it and gone on about our day, as likely Duke students would have, too. But, given the times, we were all collectively irresponsible in our overly libertarian views regarding the use of hemp by our fellow students.
We hope that the Duke campus police will duly note the new policy which the students so fervently support, so important to the welfare of the students that it was enunciated to the nation and the world, and strictly enforce it.