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(June 22, 2000, Gazette)

Remembrances of Memorial past...

30 years ago

Junior Division appointments
June 1970 —
Dr. Arthur M. Sullivan is appointed dean of Junior Studies while Dr. E. H. King is appointed assistant dean (arts) and E. F. G. Hodgett is appointed assistant dean (science). Dr. Sullivan joined the faculty of Memorial in 1960 in the Department of Psychology, later heading up that department after earning his PhD at McGill University. In 1968 he was appointed director of the Institute for Research in Human Abilities.

25 years ago

MUN's first homecoming
June 1975 —
The biggest student reunion ever held in the province is being planned for this summer when Memorial has its first Homecoming. The event, Homecoming ‘75, is being organized by the Memorial University of Newfoundland Alumni Association, which is an organization of over 8,000 former students of the university and Memorial University College.

20 years ago

Presidential search committee named
June 1980 —
Following President M. O. Morgan's announcement that he will retire, the Board of Regents have appointed a search committee chaired by Dr. F. W. Russell. Other members of the search committee are Wayne Thistle, Dr. R. M. Mowbray, Dr. D. H. Rendell, Prof. F .L. Jackson, William Norman, Charles White, Angela Cantwell and Gerald Tilley.

15 years ago

Tuition fee increase
June 1985 —
Tuition fees at Memorial increase this month and housing and food prices will be going up in September. The new structure for tuition fees stands at $503 per semester for full-time undergraduates, compared to $469 in 1984-85. The price per course for part-time students is $133 compared to $124 last year. Full-time master's students face a $24 per semester increase from $300 to $324 and part-time master's student fees will increase from $200 to $216. Other changes include a per-semester increase for PhD students to $405 and $233 for graduate diploma students.

10 years ago

New dean of education
June 1990 —
Dr. Robert Crocker is appointed the new dean of the Faculty of Education, effective this September. Dr. Crocker is presently with the Institute of Educational Research and Development in the Faculty of Education and is well-known for his contributions in the fields of research into teaching, science education and educational policy analysis. He succeeds the current dean of education, Dr. Leslie Karagianis.

This year's Lord Rothermere Foundation Fellowship has been awarded to Dennis L. Brown, who will undertake doctoral studies on structural geology at the Royal Holloway and Bedford College, University of London, England. Mr. Brown received a B.Sc. (hons.) in geology from Memorial with an honours thesis in structural geology and he is currently working towards completion of an M.Sc. program in earth sciences.

Five years ago

Province appoints conciliation officer
June 1995 —
Employment and labour
relations minister Tom Murphy has processed the university's request for a conciliation board to intervene in its stalemate with the faculty union. Memorial officials requested conciliation in negotiations with the Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty Association (MUNFA) on June 9. Issues on the table include a new pay plan whereby salary increases are based on merit rather than annual step increases.