A Clarkson Mosaic - page 345

Four students at Kent State were killed in student protest against the Vietnam War. Later, two
African-American students were killed at Jackson State University. The "Chicago 7" were
acquitted of conspiracy charges. The voting age was lowered to 18. Cigarette and cigar
commercials were banned from radio and TV. The first "Earth Day" was celebrated on April
22. The US population reached 200 million. Charles de Gaulle died. Solzhenitsyn won the
Nobel Prize for literature but feared leaving the USSR to accept it. Thor Heyerdahl sailed the
papyrus boat,
, across the Atlantic. Rachel Carson's
Silent Spring
awakened worldwide
interest in environmental concerns. US troops invaded Cambodia. Ninety skyjacking incidents
involved aircraft of 31 different nations and 4,311 passengers. Robert Young won the Emmy for
Marcus Welby, M.D
. Buckminster Fuller won the Architects' gold medal for his geodesic
dome. Oscars went to
Midnight Cowboy
for best picture, John Wayne for
True Grit
, and
Maggie Smith for
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
. The Baltimore Orioles won the World Series.
The Library of Congress celebrated the centennial of the Copyright Law.
Consortium Formed
Distinguished Teaching Award
New Curriculum
Faculty Senate Actions
Student Senate Formed
Disorder on Campus
Hockey Televised
Frigid Band
Twenty-seven to One
“Daddy” Reynolds’ Telescope
Fraternity Goes Local
New FM-Stereo Transmitter
DU, Best Chapter
Clarkson Institute?
Sigma Pi Sigma
Dean of Students’ Notes
Rifle Team Record
Consortium Formed
. In January, the N. Y. State Regents granted a charter for the "Associated
Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley," a consortium of four colleges to develop cooperative
programs and improve the quality of education: Clarkson College and the State University
College in Potsdam, and St. Lawrence University and State University Agricultural and
Technical College in Canton. Each of the four colleges contributed $10,000 toward programs of
combined benefit to all four - such as Joint Cultural Activities, and a monthly calendar
announcing to the North Country all the cultural events going on at the four schools.
Additionally, all full-time students became eligible to take at no charge at least two
courses per year at another campus through cross registration. This opened a number of
significant curricular sequences which permitted students to diversify their educational
opportunities. Furthermore, students were granted access to the nearly 1,000,000 volumes
which comprise the library resources of the four colleges. The Consortium also began a bus
service which made seven runs every weekday with stops on all four campuses, allowing
students to attend classes, visit libraries, go to cultural and sports events, and listen to lectures
or seminars.
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