A Clarkson Mosaic - page 446

Supreme Court ruled that home videotaping of TV programs did not violate copyright. Two
American astronauts became the first humans to fly free in space without a lifeline to the
spacecraft. Michael Jackson won a record eight Grammy awards. The US Senate rejected a
proposed Constitutional amendment allowing organized spoken prayer in public schools. An
unknown Vietnam soldier was buried at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington Cemetery. As
Mondale's running mate, Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman nominated for vice
president by a major political party. At the summer Olympics in Los Angeles, the US won the
most medals: 83 gold, 61 silver, and 30 bronze. Ronald Reagan and George Bush were
reelected. A seascape by J.M.W. Turner sold for $10 million, the most ever at a public auction.
Ghostbusters became the most successful US comedy, earning over $200 million. The motion
picture industry created a new rating: PG-13. A nude picture taken earlier in her career caused
the first black Miss America, Vanessa Williams, to surrender her title, the first title holder ever
to resign.
Terms of Endearment
starring Shirley MacLaine and Jack Nicholson won Oscars for
all three. Other movies included
Amadeus, The Killing Fields
, and
A Passage to India.
novel by 88-year-old Helen Hoover Santmyer,
... And Ladies of the Club
, became a best seller.
• University Status
• Freshman All-American
Hello, Mr. Chips
• Prof. Sawyer Died
• New Degrees in Management
• Winter Survival
• CU Banner in London
• SAT Scores of Freshmen
• New Walkway
• Buildings on the Hill
• Varsity Ski Team
• Townhouse Apartments
• "Tuck In"
• Robotics Lab
• Phonathon
• New Hockey League
• Women's Lacrosse
Who's Who
• Greek Recognition Policy
• Gould Computer
• Sports
• Project Challenge
• UNICEF Halloween Party
• Jersey Night
University Status.
On February 24, 1984, the New York State Board of Regents voted to
accord university status to the Thomas S. Clarkson Memorial College of Technology. As an
institution that offered degrees in more than one professional field, offered doctoral programs in
more than two fields, and taught the liberal arts and sciences (the definition held by the New
York State Department of Higher Education) Clarkson was a university. From its initial
offering of three subjects to 17 students in 1896, Clarkson had grown to offer accredited
undergraduate programs in 20 areas, master's programs in 15 areas, and PhD programs in five
areas to approximately 4,000 students.
In making the announcement of the name change, President Plane said:
I am pleased that the Trustees have taken this step [petitioning the NY Board of Regents to change the
name] because I am convinced that this designation better describes Clarkson and that the name change will make
Clarkson and its degrees more valuable and appreciated, both nationally and internationally.
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