A Clarkson Mosaic - page 324

formal representation in exercising its resultant responsibilities, an organization shall be
established and be known as the Faculty Senate and shall henceforth be the official
representative voice of the faculty. It is the intended purpose of the Faculty Senate to establish
and maintain a working relationship between the administration and the faculty, in an
atmosphere of mutual respect and confidence, thereby promoting the welfare of the College.
The Faculty Senate as a body shall possess the responsibility and authority to review
and discuss all matters which it shall deem as within its legitimate concern, and it may initiate
recommendations or take other appropriate action on such matters, subject to review by the
President and/or the Board of Trustees. The Faculty Senate shall have primary responsibility for
recommending policy in such fundamental areas as curriculum, standards, research, faculty
status, and those aspects of student activity which relate directly to the educational process. On
these matters the power of review or final decision lodged in the Board of Trustees or delegated
to it by the President should be exercised adversely only in exceptional circumstances, and for
reasons communicated to the faculty.
Crosstown Soccer.
In September, the first ever crosstown soccer game was played between
Clarkson and State. Captained by Kwasi Poku '69 from West Cameroon, the Clarkson team tied
State at 2.
Hodge Retired.
On September 1, Henry R. Hodge retired as athletic director, having served on
the staff for 38 years, and as athletic director since 1944. At the urging of President Graham,
Henry agreed to continue serving the College as a special assistant to the president. In that
capacity, he worked closely with the administration and with architects in defining and refining
Clarkson's needs in athletic and recreational facilities.
Lowe Became Dean.
William J. Lowe, professor of humanities, became dean of students on
July 1. He had been on the staff since 1944 when he served as professor of Military Science and
Tactics, and then in 1945 as professor of English. Since then, he served as chairman of the
English department, and then in 1949, as professor of humanities.
Special Programs.
Professor Edward McHugh, mechanical engineering department, was
named director of Special Programs at the College. He promoted programs that underscored
Clarkson's ability to provide both technical and educational services to the community,
industry, and alumni, both regionally and nationally.
Perkins' Award.
From the early days of Clarkson until the late thirties, one institution in
Potsdam had a great effect on the lives of many Clarkson students: the boardinghouse operated
by the Perkins family-The "Perkins House"- on Main Street across from the Fire Station. [It was
torn down when the Newman Center was erected.] Many faculty from both State and Clarkson
enjoyed the fine food served there.
As part of the operating plan of the Perkins House, male students, principally those from
Clarkson, worked for their board. Some were waiters, some cooks, some dish and pan washers,
with each student working three hours per day in exchange for three meals of good home
cooking. Usually about 25 students were employed, with each student's work schedule arranged
around his class schedule, with each work day beginning about 6 a.m. and ending at 8 p.m. For
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