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Timeline 1950-1959

1950:

September: Enrollment is 8758 students.

Dental hygiene program started.

November 11: The new library opens on the McNichols campus. The collection numbers over 150,000.

 

1952:

January: The University celebrates its seventy-five birthday.

May 25: Memorial Building is dedicated.

Fall: The Law School moves to Dowling Hall.

1953:

Ask the Professor radio program established.

1954:

April 23: Groundbreaking for Reno Hall.

August 16: Groundbreaking for the Student Center

 

1955:

September: Reno Hall opens.

 

1956:

Campus police department is established.

December 9: The Smith Radio-TV Center is dedicated. The building is a former mortuary on Puritan.

 

1957:

August 8: Groundbreaking for the Briggs Building.  Liberal Arts will have a home of their own for the first time.

 

1958:

Fall: Department of Geography added.

 

1959:

Fall: Dedication of Columbiere College in Clarkston.

 

Varsity News 9/19/58

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