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Historical Timeline

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1970 - 1979

1970

Glenn W. Ferguson is inaugurated as the fifth president of Clark.

1971

Ruth Dodd Residence Hall is constructed to complete the Dana Quadrangle.

The philosophy journal Idealistic Studies is founded.

1972

The University Archives are established.

Clark's first minority trustee, journalist and ambassador Carl Rowan, is elected.

1973

Alan E. Guskin serves as acting president of the University.

1974

Mortimer H. Appley becomes the sixth president of Clark.

1975

The Evening College becomes the College of Professional and Continuing Education (COPACE).

1976

President Apply founds the psychology journal Motivation and Emotion.

1977

Education professor Helen Kenney becomes the first woman to chair a Clark academic department.

1978

The Center for Technology, Environment and Development (CENTED) is established for the analysis of technological hazards, comparative risk assessment and international development programs. CENTED has since become an internationally recognized center for the study of natural and technological hazards in the United States.

The Robert Hutchings Goddard Memorial opens as an international, scholarly memorial to Goddard's genius. The memorial, located on the ground floor of the Goddard Library, houses Goddard's papers and other materials on rocketry and space exploration.

Clark's Program of Liberal Studies is implemented.

The Student Activities Center (later named Kneller Athletic Center) opens.

Fun Facts

1970

Johnson Hall becomes the first co-ed residence hall.

1971

The Friends of the Goddard Library is established. Today, the group presents guest lectures throughout the year, holds an annual used-book sale and sponsors the annual Nicholas Basbanes Book Collecting Contest for undergraduate and graduate students.

1974

Clark's General Store, founded by Ron Shaich '76 (later Clark University trustee), opens in a triple-decker on Downing Street.

1979

The women's basketball team captures the Division III state championship.