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June 26, 2003

Remembrances of Memorial past...

30 years ago
New department heads
June 1973
— The names of five new department heads are announced this month. Dr. G.R. Skanes is appointed head of the Department of Psychology and V. Maja takes over as interim head of the Department of Sociology. S.E. Watts is appointed as the head of the Department of Commerce and K.W. Wallace heads up the Department of Educational Administration. Dr. E.A. Barnsley is the new interim head of the Department of Biochemistry.

25 years ago
Multimillion NRC facility for Memorial
June 1978
— Memorial is chosen as the site of a multimillion-dollar research facility for the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). This will involve establishing a NRC laboratory with a 60 x 80 meter ice tank for testing marine structures, ships and oil rigs under a variety of cold ocean conditions. The new facility will be physically connected with the Engineering/Geology Building and there will be an exchange of staff between the two.

20 years ago
Spring convocation all the news
June 1983
— News about spring convocation dominates the Gazette this month. A record five sessions are held with 1,204 undergraduate and graduate degrees awarded and seven honorary degrees. In recognition of the 10th anniversary of the first Faculty of Medicine graduates and the 15th anniversary of the medical school, one session was devoted to awarding MD and graduate degrees in medicine. This convocation also sees the first PhDs awarded in linguistics and food science.

15 years ago
The working world of Egbert Warren
June 1988
— Folklore professor Dr. Gerald Pocius brings the life and times of a 19th century grocer/cooper to public view at the Newfoundland Museum through an exhibit titled the Working World of Egbert Warren: St. John's at the Turn of the Century. The exhibit explores the various aspects of everyday life in the city during the 1880s and centres around the family of grocer/cooper Egbert Warren. The display includes reconstruction of 18th century cooperage, grocery and house interiors and there is a hands-on area for children to participate in activities like barrel-making and shopkeeping.

10 years ago
Budget balancing under discussion
June 1993
— Memorial is considering a variety of measures to address a budget shortfall of about $11 million in an effort to achieve a balanced budget for 1993-94. Details of the budget crunch and some cost-cutting options to address the shortfall were recently discussed with union representatives, student leaders and senior university administrators. Some cost savings will be realized through reduced salary and benefit expenditures, including an early retirement incentive program, non-renewal of contracts and the Workflex program. A tuition increase of $150 for full-time undergraduate students taking five courses will come into effect this fall, bringing the fee for one semester to $1,000.

Five years ago
Men's volleyball team withdraws from Atlantic competition
June 1998
— In an effort to balance its 1998-99 budget, the School of Physical Educaton and Athletics will withdraw its men's volleyball team from Atlantic varsity competition. In cross country, swimming and wrestling, Memorial teams will attend one fewer open competitions than last year. Finally, the school will no longer fund swimmers who train out of Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Corner Brook.


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