In addition to prevailing dorm hijinks, the facilities also featured a cacophony of barnyard sounds. Animals were occasionally — and illicitly — introduced into the dorms. They included ducks, chickens and an occasional domesticated cat or dog. And, of course, there was the cow.
Lewis said that a student across the hall from him kept a Hereford in his room at night.
"I know that sounds bizarre," he said with a laugh. "An agriculture major, he kept a prize calf in his room that he was raising for the fair. He'd release it during the day to graze with the college herd, but at night he'd sneak it into his room.
"Of course, the thing kept growing bigger and bigger, and the stench became unbearable. We — the other dorm residents — finally put our foot down."