A Clarkson Mosaic - page 284

However, because these students showed complete disregard for the property of others, and
stated that they felt that taking food from the Snack Bar was no worse than raiding the icebox at
home, they were expelled from Clarkson.
Mid-April saw three Clarkson students wreck a bulldozer in Madrid. The three drove
the machine over a cliff at the town dumps, then shot it full of holes with high-powered rifles.
Three other Clarkson students were caught by College officials firing rifles and a pistol over the
ski slope.
The following week, a student lost his driving privileges for the remainder of his time in
College. This young man had been spotted by sheriff's deputies traveling at speeds in excess of
70 miles an hour on the Potsdam-Canton road. They followed him to the College driveways on
which he drove with his lights out in an unsuccessful attempt to elude them. Confessing that he
always had wanted to do something like that, the young student admitted that he had gotten
caught because he ran out of gas. This same student had come to the attention of College
officials earlier when he drove his car past the dorms - on the sidewalk! For that, he lost his
driving privileges for 10 days.
BA-Arts Split
. President Van Note announced the split of the Division of Arts, Sciences, and
Business Administration, a division of the College since 1952, into the Division of Business
Administration and the Division of Arts and Sciences. Former head of the Division, Dr. Donald
Stillman was appointed chairman of the Arts and Sciences division, comprising the
Departments of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Liberal Studies, and Physical Education. Dr.
Ronald Frazer was appointed chairman of the Division of Business Administration, and acting
chairman of the Department of Business Administration. That Division was composed of the
Departments of Business Administration and Industrial Distribution.
Dr. Herman Shulman was appointed director of Research and Graduate Study at the
same time.
New Faculty
. Egon Matijević, research associate and visiting professor at Clarkson, was
appointed associate professor of chemistry. He had joined the Clarkson staff in October 1957 as
a research associate to conduct research in physical and colloid chemistry.
Tuition Raised
. For the second straight year, tuition was raised for engineering by $100 to
$1,150; for chemistry, physics, and industrial distribution by $200 to $1,050; and for business
administration by $225 to $925. Comparable tuitions: Cornell, $1,450; RPI, $1,460; MIT,
$1,500; Case, $1,400; and Tufts, $1,130.
Nuclear Reactor
. With money from the Atomic Energy Commission, a nuclear laboratory was
built on the first floor of Peyton Hall, complete with a nuclear reactor, geiger counter,
scintillators, and many other delicate recording instruments.
Looking like a big vat made of aluminum, the reactor was a sub-critical type built by the
Universal Nuclear Company. After it was filled with distilled water, the uranium ore valued in
the neighborhood of $200,000 was placed in long tubes to form the lattice work. It was used as
a demonstration model in connection with senior labs, and in such other courses as the nuclear
theory course for engineering science.
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