A Clarkson Mosaic - page 316

President Johnson pledged US forces to stay in Vietnam until aggression was halted. New
York's Metropolitan Opera House closed after 83 years, and the new Metropolitan opened in
the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. US Missile Surveyor I made the
first landing on the moon. Richard Speck killed eight nurses in Chicago; Charles Whitman
killed 14 and wounded 31 others by sniper fire from atop the University of Texas Tower. The
Gemini space-flight program completed Missions 10, 11, and 12, including docking with a
target on first orbit. National Safety Council reported 52,500 auto deaths for the year. Ted
Williams was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Supreme Court ruled in the Miranda
Case that confessions are invalid if they are obtained before the suspect has been informed of
his rights. The US Treasury stopped printing $2 bills. Edward Brooke became the first Negro
elected to the US Senate. People were reading Truman Capote's
In Cold Blood
and Jacqueline
Valley of the Dolls
; listening to
Born Free
and the Beatle's
Eleanor Rigby
; and
Fahrenheit 451, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
, and
A Man for All Seasons.
• Whitson Resigned
• Pictured ID Cards
• Liberal Studies Divided
• Junior Weekend
• Hockey
• Math Chairman
• New Dormitories
• Twelve-year Growth
• Enrollment
• Engineering Day
• New President
• Satellite Signals
• Ice Carnival
• Art Show
• Quick Loan Fund
• Donahue Fund Drive
• Culture Course
• Dragon Squad
• NiMo Professorship
• Arena Repairs
Whitson Resigned.
In February, President Whitson handed Chairman Mundy Peale his
resignation as Clarkson's tenth president, to become effective June 30.
In his short stay, President Whitson had instituted a significant number of major
changes. For example, he urged and supported the faculty to form a Faculty Senate; he
reorganized the Academic Council into the Administrative Council to separate it more
distinctly from the Faculty Senate. He persuaded the Board of Trustees to authorize the College
to admit women students. Under his leadership, new dormitories were constructed, and the first
academic building on the hill campus was begun-the Cora and Bayard Clarkson Science
Center-as a major step in the move to the hill as detailed in his major plan called Operation 71.
He even convinced the State of New York to install walkways outside the guard rails of
the two bridges across the Raquette River, which Clarkson students had to walk across so many
times daily.
Liberal Studies Divided.
The Department of Liberal Studies was divided into the Departments
of Humanities and Social Sciences. Former L.S. department Chairman Donald Stillman
remained as chairman of humanities; Prof. of History Marvin Edwards assumed the
chairmanship of the social sciences department. Such a move enabled students to major in more
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