In an e-mail to all Branford College students Sunday, Master Steven Smith had harsh words for the recent anonymous complaints to the police about God Quad events:

The God Quad has been doing this year what the God Quad has ever done. It has been providing a place for parties and entertainment for the students of this college. Not everyone participates in these events nor does everyone have to approve of them, but I would hope that anyone with a problem about the God Quad – or any other suite — would speak to me first before calling the police on their fellow students.

His wrote that in previous years he had received complaints about God Quad parties, but has never in his (now dwindling) time remembers a time when students called the police on other students.