Editor’s note: In this new feature, you can find interesting events that happened this week in past editions of the Campus Times.
Feb. 20, 1920 (The Campus)
The design for the Eastman School of Music is submitted by architects, who designed the building in the style of the Italian Renaissance. Excavation had already begun for the structure at the corner of Gibbs Street and Main Street, the current location of the Eastman School of Music.
Feb. 18, 1921 (The Campus)
A proposal is released for the University to move the campus from downtown. The proposed site was formerly home to the Oak Hill Country Club, at a bend in the Genesee River. The property abutted the intersection of Wolcott Road and Elmwood Avenue and was said to be a good place for schools for undergraduates and graduates, as well as the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Surgery. The proposal stemmed from work done by several community members, including George Eastman and George W. Todd.
Feb. 20, 1931 (The Campus)
It is announced that a new bridge will be built on Elmwood Avenue to handle the influx of traffic resulting from the relocation of the University.
Feb. 23, 1945 (Tower Times)
UR announces it is creating the Division of Engineering in the College of Arts and Sciences to expand programs for engineering students. The expansion includes a plan to create a four-year electrical engineering program. The chemical engineering and mechanical engineering departments will also move to the Division.
Feb. 18, 1958
Residents of the third floor of Hoeing hold a “hall wall cleaning orgy” party to fix the hall, which residents had previously damaged. The “party,” proposed by an anonymous student, is meant to defray costs from Facilities having to repaint the wall.
Feb. 20, 1962
UR announces that it will spend $665,000 to renovate Harkness Hall. The project would add a third floor and classrooms and offices to the building, which was built in 1946.
Feb. 21, 1969
Students on the Undergraduate Caucus of the psychology department send a letter expressing their dissatisfaction with the program. They requested that class size be limited to 40 students, students have a say in course curriculum, courses have a flexible curriculum to reflect student interests, textbooks take on less of a role in courses, and short-answer exams be eliminated.