(September 7, 2000, Gazette)
September 1970 Dr. Frederick Aldrich is appointed the universitys first dean of graduate studies. A member of the faculty at Memorial since 1961, Dr. Aldrichs contributions are in the development of science teaching and research, particularly marine sciences. In 1966 he was appointed director of the Marine Sciences Research Laboratory at Logy Bay.
In other news, the first woman is appointed to Memorials Board of Regents. Mrs. Geraldine Molloy of Grand Falls is one of 11 people appointed to the board by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. Mrs. Molloy is a graduate in home economics of St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia.
September 1975 Memorial publishes a book in
In labour news, the university and the Newfoundland Association of Public Employees local 7801 sign a collective agreement covering maintenance employees. The agreement is for one year and provides for an overall increase of $1.10 per hour for non-trades, $1.73 per hour for tradesmen and $1.40 to $1.50 for stationary engineers. Salaried employees receive a basic increase of $1,350 plus one step adjustment April 1, 1975, and a further step Oct. 1, 1975.
September 1980 There is an overall 12.3 per cent increase in undergraduate enrolment for the fall 1980 seminar, with enrolment at the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Corner Brook rising by 20.5 per cent. This semester there are 1,690 first-year students and 4,292 senior division students. Part-time studies has an enrolment of 1,412.
In other news, MUN folklorist and professor emeritus Dr. Herbert Halpert is honoured by the publication of a collection of essays. The publication, Folklore Studies in Honour of Herbert Halper a Festschrift, was edited by former department head Dr. Kenneth St. Goldstein and Dr. Neil Rosenberg, director of the Folklore and Language Archive. The work includes a biographical sketch of Dr. Halpert, a complete bibliography of his workers and 26 scholarly essays.
September 1985 Dr. Gerald R. Duncan is leaving his position at the University of Toronto to assume his new role as head of the universitys new School of Pharmacy. During the first year, his appointment will be part-time, with 50 per cent of his time spent on duties at Memorial. His full-time appointment will take effect next year when the School of Pharmacy accepts its first student into the program.
As fall semester begins, student enrolment increases again with an increase of about 1,000 full-time undergraduate student and an increase of at least 10 per cent of the graduate student population.
September 1990 New university president Dr.
Arthur May is pleased that the university has reached new collective
agreements with security, maintenance and custodial personnel
covering the next three years with wage increases ranging from
about 22 to 32 per cent. A tentative agreement has also been
reached with food service workers, who have been on strike against
Marriott Corporation since mid-summer.
September 1995 Dr. James Tuck and his archaeological team are continuing to make exciting discoveries at the Colony of Avalon site in Ferryland. This month they uncovered a cobblestone street built at about the same time the colony was established in 1621.
In the earth sciences area, two groups of third-year students had a unique experience in late August each spent two days cruising around Conception Bay on Memorials research vessel, the M.V. Nain Banker. The marine-based field school gave students a first-hand look at seismic profiling and other sample collection techniques.