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Fisher Administration Building

Shrine of Our Blessed Mother

Robert Frost November 14, 1962

Timeline 1960-1969

1960:

 

February 27: Shiple Hall dedicated and opened.

October 30: Rev. Laurence V. Britt S.J. is installed as president.

 

1961:

September: Enrollment is 10,957.

September:  Tommy Titan makes his first appearence at a pep rally.

1962:

April 1: Formal opening of the south wing of Lansing-Reilly Hall

April 7: Last performance of the concert band.

September: Enrollment is 10,358.

November 14: Robert Frost reads poetry at the Memorial Building.

 

1963:

Dinan Hall is demolished to make way for a ramp to I-375.

Summer: Dedication of the Shrine of Our Blessed Mother.

 September:  Enrollment is 9570.

1964:

September: Enrollment is 9622.

November 30: The University announces it is dropping varsity football.  There are student demonstrations (some call them riots) over the next few days.

 

1965:

June:  The Aeronautical Engineering Department is phased out.

September: Enrollment is 9182.

1966: Foley Hall (formally the Palmer Hotel) opened in the fall as a woman’s dorm.  It was located on the west side of Livernois just north of Grove.

 The doctoral program in chemistry is added.

July1: Rev. Malcolm Carron, S. J. is installed as president.

September:  Enrollment is 8626.

September 29: Administration Building is dedicated.

October 29:  Bobby Kennedy makes a stop at the Memorial Building to speak on behalf of local Democrats.

 

1967:

Doctoral programs in English and engineering are added.

Enrollment is 8803.

March:

The formation of a University Senate is approved by the Board of Trustees.

 

May 3: Ford Life Science Building dedicated.

September 22: First club football game played against Fordham.

1968:


Enrollment is 8880.

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader is the Keynote Speaker at the Slide Rule Dinner.


Polymer Instittute is founded by Kurt Frisch,

 

1969:

April 28: First Meeting of the University Senate.

Fall:  Black Studies program is started.

September: Anti-ROTC protests take place on campus.

Enrollment is 9310.

October:  Anthropologist Margaret Mead lectures on the “Closing the Cultural and Ethnic Gap” at the student union ballroom.

October 19:  Blood, Sweat, and Tears concert at the Memorial Building.

October 23: The Quads are dedicated.

November 14:  Dionne Warwick concert at the Memorial Building.

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