A Clarkson Mosaic - page 437

Industrial Management.
A third new major began in the School of Management, Industrial
Management. This major offered courses in such areas as quality control, computer-integrated
manufacturing, and materials management to prepare students for careers in manufacturing and
Liberal Studies Core.
After considerable debate on the Faculty Senate floor following heated
discussions in the departments across campus, the 18-hour liberal studies core was approved. It
reduced the number of liberal studies courses required of every student to six, including the
freshman Great Ideas two-course sequence. Four more courses would follow, at least one of
which had to be in each of the general categories (humanities and social sciences), three
electives, no more than two from the same discipline, and one advanced seminar which built on
previous liberal studies experience. Engineering was allowed to include economics as a course
within the 18 hours for engineers, and ID to include two economic courses and general
psychology as part of its requirements.
Greek Week.
Between September 19 and 26, Clarkson's fraternities and sororities sponsored
various presentations, contests, and get-togethers to introduce Clarkson students to the fraternal
On Wednesday and Thursday, representatives from each organization met in Graham,
Cubley-Reynolds, the Pit, and Lewis House to present slide shows on Greek activities. Lasting
about 20 minutes each, these displays included shots of Ice Carnival, the MS Dance Marathon,
beer blasts, and assorted candids, and were followed by a question period. Friday brought the
first competitions. At 4:30 p.m., nine fraternities and two sororities gathered in the Walker
Arena parking lot, each supporting a "chariot" of its own design. These groups paraded up the
winding hill driveway to the ERC parking lot, and then marched back to the Pit lawn where
races were staged. Rain threatened these races, but did not cancel them nor dampen the
enthusiasm of the over 200 spectators.
On Saturday, the IFC sponsored a chicken barbecue scheduled to last four hours but the
chicken supply ran out after only 90 minutes. Sunday offered the "Anything That Floats"
flotational race. Five fraternities nailed together boards and sheets of plywood, supported these
contraptions on empty beer kegs, and launched their craft from the Bayside cemetery. These
efforts went unnoticed by the freshmen, however, because their location was never publicized.
During the afternoon, the Canton-Potsdam Hospital put on its annual Benefit Bed Race in
which entries from fraternities and sororities from both St. Lawrence and Clarkson, as well as
members of the Potsdam community, participated.
Swimming and Diving Team.
In October, the Board of Trustees authorized the money to
begin a swimming and diving team under the direction of aquatic director and swim coach Sue
Everden. In response to a flyer sent out to determine student interest in this team, Sue received
over 150 favorable replies and 78 attended an organizational meeting. Of these, 52 began the
daily 4:00 p.m. swimming practices, and became part of the first team.
Twenty men and 15 women made up the swimming team, and six men and four women,
the diving team. In competition, the women's meets consisted of 16 races including two diving
events, and long, short, and middle distance events; the men's of 13 events including two in
diving. Both men's and women's events were to be swum in one meet, and at the end, the races
were to be totaled separately. In their opening season, Clarkson's team swam two meets against
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