U-Md. Restricts Late-night Parties at Student Union Building


The University of Maryland is cracking down on rowdy parties at the campus student union.

The gatherings have drawn more than a thousand people, and police and students say they have sometimes resulted in brawls.

The parties will now be limited to current U-M students and may not go past midnight.

Student leaders say they’re upset about the change, which was made during winter break. And they say minority students, who tend to rely on the Stamp Student Union for social events, will feel the impact of the new policy.

Gretchen Metzelaars, who oversees the building, says non-students are causing 99 percent of the problems at the parties.

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