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(January 13, 2000, Gazette)

Remembrances of Memorial past...

30 years ago

University library named
January 1970 —
The library building of Memorial University was officially named the Henrietta Harvey Library during a special ceremony honouring the university’s greatest benefactress. Under the terms of the will of the late Mrs. Henrietta Harvey, Memorial received a bequest now having a market value of $880,000. In further memory of Mrs. Harvey, the Henrietta Harvey Chair in English is established and Dr. E. R. Seary is appointed as the first Henrietta Harvey Professor of English.

25 years ago

C-CORE established
January 1975 —
The Centre for Cold Ocean Resources Engineering (C-CORE) is established with the financial support of the Devonian Foundation of Calgary, Alberta. The initial grant is for $1 million with a projected $3 million total investment. Harold L. Snyder, former executive vice-president of the Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation is the director of C-CORE. The purpose of the centre is to undertake engineering research designed to assist in the orderly development and use of Canada’s ocean-related resources.

20 years ago

Boost for Anniversary Fund
January 1980 —
The first instalment of the half-million dollar contribution from the Iron Ore Company of Canada to Memorial’s Anniversary Fund was handed to President M.O. Morgan this month by IOC president and chief executive office Brian Mulroney. This brings the Anniversary Fund very close to $7 million in gifts and pledges.

15 years ago

Enrolments remain high
January 1985 —
Winter semester 1985 enrolment figures at Memorial remain high, following fall 1984’s record numbers. Preliminary full-time registration totals 7,859 students with part-time enrolments at 1,666. Sir Wilfred Grenfell College has registered 590 students.
In other news, Dr. David Kirby, formerly of the Faculty of Education, has been named dean of the new School of Continuing Studies and Extension. He will be responsible for the university’s outreach programs, which were merged into a single body with the creation of the new school in November, 1984.

10 years ago

Community relationships recognized
January 1990 —
Community leaders from throughout the province visited the St. John’s campus of Memorial to participate in a special ceremony highlighting the university’s long-standing relationship with their municipalities. As part of this project, 12 individual municipal crest designs were crafted from wood by university artisan Frank Zahn. The crests were installed in the university’s Queen Elizabeth 11 Library. The communities recognized are Baie Verte, Brigus, Burin, Corner Brook, Gander, Port aux Choix, St. Phillips, Stephenville, Torbay, Wabush, Burgeo and St. Anthony.

Five years ago

New high-speed network coming
January 1995 —
Memorial is embarking on a campus networking project that will put it at the forefront of Canadian university networking. Current plans call for close to 5,000 new connections on a high-speed electronic backbone to be installed by the end of l995. With the new network, data will travel at 155 megabytes per second, using asynchronous transfer mode. In related news, Memorial now has its own home page on the Web, the fastest growing of the Internet exploration services. The home page is part of Memorial’s Campus Wide Information System (CWIS), a project of computing and communications, and the Queen Elizabeth II Library.