A Clarkson Mosaic - page 339

Woodstock Music Festival drew over 300,000 people. After Neil Armstrong became the first
man to walk on the moon, other US astronauts explored the surface of the moon. Russian Soyuz
spacecraft docked manned vehicles in space and made human crew transfer. Nixon was
inaugurated as 37th president.
The Saturday Evening Post
ended 148-year run. James Earl Ray
was sentenced to 99 years for murder of Martin Luther King Jr. Sirhan Sirhan was convicted
for the murder of Robert F. Kennedy. SALT talks began with USSR. The first Boeing 747 flew.
Scientists isolated the DNA gene which introduced the idea of genetic
engineering. The Beatles
were "lords of music" throughout the world. Movies of
the day:
Bonnie and Clyde, Easy Rider,
Midnight Cowboy,
was the best musical on Broadway. Leonard Bernstein
stepped down as conductor
of the NY Philharmonic.
• Commencement
• Student "Riots"
• Sabbatical Leave
• Smalling, New Dean
• Campus Items
• Potsdam Airport
• Robert L. Clarkson Died
• Industrial Fair
• Dorm 6 Named
• October 15 Moratorium
• Three HU Profs. Cited
• Rifle Team Undefeated
• NSF Grant to ChE
• Charter Day Celebration
• "Sit-in"
• Distinguished Teaching Award
Clarkson awarded a record number of 591 degrees in June: 480 bachelors,
103 masters, and eight doctors. At that ceremony, it also honored three scientists for their
development of the BET theory of gas and vapor adsorption: Stephen Brunauer (Clarkson),
Paul Emmett (Johns Hopkins), and Edward Teller (University of California).
Sabbatical Leave.
The Trustees approved a Sabbatical Leave policy, effective in the fall of
1970. It provided for a year's leave at half pay for faculty after six years of service to the
College. A second provision provided for a semester's leave also at half pay after three and one-
half years of service. In 1992, that policy was modified. New changes called for the
replacement of the semester's leave at half pay with a semester's leave at full pay, but only after
seven years of service.
Campus Items.
Fall enrollment stood at 2,757 and tuition was $2,100 as Clarkson began
operating on its new calendar which called for the first semester to begin early enough so that
final examinations would end before Christmas. The second semester ran from the third week
in January to Commencement on Sunday in the third week of May.
Robert L. Clarkson Died.
One of Clarkson College's staunchest supporters, and namesake,
Robert Livingston Clarkson, died on March 4 in New York City at age 76. He had been a
member of the Board of Trustees since 1942 and Life Trustee since 1945. Clarkson had
awarded him an honorary doctorate in 1942. He resigned as an active Trustee in 1967, at which
time the Board named him a Trustee Emeritus and honorary chairman. The College honored
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