Here is a traditional-style logic puzzle to start our year. From the following eight claims, you can determine the names of six (fictional) returning students (one of whom is named Deborah), their dorms (one of which is Bundy), their majors (one of which is art), the order in which they returned to campus, and the order in which they had their first class of the semester. There is one trick: precisely one of the eight sentences contains false information, and can be completely discounted. The other sentences are all true.
Match each of the six students with their dorms, majors, the order in which they returned to campus, and the order in which they had their first class of the semester.
Solutions to Puzzle #1: Back to Campus may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, or, via campus mail, to Russell Marcus, Philosophy Department. Make sure to include your contact information with your solution. A winner will be chosen at random among those who submit correct solutions. Any one may play the puzzle, but only current Hamilton College students may win prizes. If the winner of the puzzle is not a Hamilton College student, a secondary winner may be chosen.
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