A Clarkson Mosaic - page 292

Engineering Science Laboratory building
Curriculum changes
BS in Physics (1951)
ID Program (1954)
BS in Mathematics (1961)
BS in Liberal Studies (1961)
MS in Science (1961)
PhD in Chemistry and Chem. Engineering (1961)
Herron Acting President.
Lowell Herron, dean of the college, was appointed acting president
upon the resignation of Dr. Van Note. Dean since 1958, Herron previously had served as dean
of the School of Arts, Science, and Business Administration, and as creator and chairman of the
industrial distribution program. He obtained his bachelor's degree from Kent State in 1938, and
his MBA from Iowa State. He joined the Clarkson faculty in 1940.
Dormitories Named.
On May 12, the new residence halls were named for two Trustees
(Cubley and Reynolds), two presidents (Brooks and Ross), and two faculty members (Hamlin
and Powers). The engineering science building was in use and on October 13 was dedicated as
Robert Livingston Clarkson Hall. The Trustees voted to name the next new dormitory (ready in
1963) for Emily Clarkson Moore, niece of Thomas S. Clarkson; approved a PhD program in
physics; and approved acquisition of both an analog computer and an IBM digital computer.
No More Hazing
. Freshman hazing, long a tradition at all colleges, died on September 14,
1962. This ritual of hazing was banished officially from the Clarkson campus on September 15
by order of the State of New York and approval of the College administration. With its
disappearance went the gold and green freshman beanie and other long revered traditions of
sophomores instructing the freshmen of the customs of the campus.
This death knell sounded on September 14 when sophomores, under the supervision of
the Varsity C, gathered the freshman for an "orientation meeting" in the arena parking lot. By
comparison to other "rallies," this meeting was quiet: only one tear gas bomb thrown, and one
student suffered a minor knee injury when he was tackled while trying to "escape."
Alerted by an anonymous "riot" call, the Potsdam police, the Sheriff's patrol, and the
State Police arrived on the scene in a matter of minutes, and requested that the rally be
disbanded, citing their "deep concern for the safety of students crossing Clarkson Avenue."
When College officials arrived to investigate the cause of the "riot" call, they were
informed by the State Police that "hazing" was in violation of paragraph 1030 of the Statutes of
the State of New York, passed in 1894, which states:
It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in or aid or abet what is
commonly called hazing, in or while attending any of the colleges, public
schools, or other institutions of learning in this state, and whoever
participates in the same shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction
shall be fined not less than $10 nor more than $100, or imprisonment not less
than 30 days nor more than one year, or both at the discretion of the court.
The following morning, after a conference with Acting President Herron and
Director of Student Activities Pennell S. Eustis, Dean F. Gordon Lindsey issued
the following memorandum:
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