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' { i. he Sixties—what an era in other times, the concept was abused. Each program is highly regarded in g our history that was! We Growth, at times, seemed chaotic the Eighties. The reputation for quality remember that decade as a and almost geometric. During those ICD and the success of their alumni are , time of both domestic and years, the campus of 110 structures in evidence of that. As a society we l international turmoil, a time of social 1959 nearly doubled as 105 buildings learned a lot in the Sixties. We and personal upheaval. None of our were bought or constructed at UK. changed; we emerged on a higher institutions escaped—church, family, About 35 percent of the present campus plane. The Sixties? Let’s keep them. business, the media, justice, and yes, at Lexington was dedicated in that They’re a reason for celebrating in the education. decade. The community college system Eighties. gl In higher education, there was was established then, too, with 10 of the significant unrest stirred by SDS, 13 campuses placed in service. ji Students for a Democratic Society, and In this issue of the Kentucky { other groups considered radical. Kent Alumnus we take a look at the fruits of E State University’s place in history will just three programs whose seeds were = always be appended with the shootings planted in those years . . . the Medical K" _ I , 3 that took lace on that cam us. Brown Center 1960 the Colle e of KK .. V , '·.)?iY·{`** . .p . ’ g / ··~r.’Z M 1 University still recalls the s1t—1n at the Architecture (1965), and the School of K, _ _ president’s oflice that claimed national Diplomacy and International ,_»(j.g.·I media attention. The University of Cemmeree (1960) California at Berkeley became __a_ distinguished as the home of many ; ;·, f Ie K\ j radicals. V · (VV At UK, the era culminated in 1970 ;’T ·f w e? ’\ l 'P _ `_ Zi l ‘ ` * T' / \ ’ f ~/`l 1 with the burning of an old barracks *1 — » .‘ C5? V} _\ .‘ \ xii t` V ; known as Splinter Hall and the ` V)j_LV " TE l. K. Y TV fw 1- ~\_\ ' V` movement of National Guard troops IlTjP*j*jQ; _ __` ` ` V ' ij ‘· ‘ onto campus for several days. Students , ~ TY ~~jjf`§T{?K! ji ;’f'§.iE i j` ey l . . . gn K. ·— te- I W ···· acc:-—e< =. · . » during the Sixties were crowded up at 5~j’= H _j__,g_ ..-;_» ; _ y, _ _, t. ` i three in a room built for one in many · " g,;j,;1};iJT` 41 ` ·"§ dormitories. Students were "less · 03 Q1; X r pt;. . * ` . . . ,, _;_ • • • I v _r·<,,.» i serious about their education, 02 , , , . . • • V Q according to many professors who were Q, é' Z : : : _ j here then. Many were seen as draft \ ‘ gr Q- " i, dodgers first and students last. Q, é gf; "“ . . ..3 ~ Academic requirements were V 2 V slackened. No longer did you have to ° show proficiency in a foreign language I j or take higher math regardless of your 5 l { I I major. New degrees that let you fashion \\ { J ’ ` • your own curriculum were designed. » _, V Sometimes those degrees worked well; _/ V _ g J ii , ,:¤ " °· ¢ · F Qi:. i / »_s, {Ti _ ’ l . `iii > ‘··tK... , _ tr‘` Y;. ¤ .V., Vi V . ‘_K ' , ... , i‘*t H `’tt if iQ 'ifi Y iiesi ¢