Posted on Feb 25, 2000

While doing some research recently, we stumbled upon
an edition of The Chronicle from February of 1970, when the College
was celebrating 175 years.

It was interesting reading for how much — and how
little — things have changed.

Among the news:

Schenectady Mayor
Malcolm Ellis presents Union President Harold Martin with a proclamation
naming Feb. 25 as “Union College Charter Day.”

The Board of Trustees
elected its first woman member, Muriel Kauffman, treasurer of the Kansas
City pharmaceutical firm Marion Laboratories.

The College approved a
“pass-fail” grade system that would permit students to take a
total of eight electives on a pass-fail basis over four years. The policy
was to be reviewed after three terms. (It was, and the College now allows
four pass-fails.)

— The College had raised some $600,000 in gifts during
the first half of the 1969-70 fiscal year.

The basketball coach
(men's team, of course) resigned after a disappointing 2-10 season.

Wrestling (yes,
wrestling) defeated Kings Point to bring its record to 8-2.