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Fisher Administration Building

Shrine of Our Blessed Mother

Robert Frost November 14, 1962

Timeline 1960-1969



February 27: Shiple Hall dedicated and opened.

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



September: Enrollment is 10,957.

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


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.



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.


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.



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.



Doctoral programs in English and engineering are added.

Enrollment is 8803.


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.


Enrollment is 8880.

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

Polymer Instittute is founded by Kurt Frisch,



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.

Winter Campus


Ford Life Sciences

Foley Hall


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