One student, Daniel Snyder, admitted to the Class of 1979, came highly recommended in a letter from none other than renowned Professor Josiah Carberry (q.v.).Admission
In 1979 the "Brown Alumni Monthly" proclaimed Brown the "most popular private competitive college in the country," with 11,400 applications for admission, a twenty-five per cent increase in two years.Admission
The soccer field was named Stevenson Field in 1979 in honor of coach Cliff Stevenson.Aldrich-Dexter Field
There have been four league batting champions from Brown: Al Gauthier in 1951 (.385), Tom Skenderian in 1966 (.514), Scott Bingham in 1972 (.394), and John King in 1979 (.512).Baseball
The Catalogue was superseded by the "Brown University Alumni Directory," published in 1964 by the University, and published commercially in 1979, 1984, and 1989.Catalogues
The number had risen to seventy when the interdisciplinary Center for Research in Semiotics under the direction of Professor of Slavic Languages Thomas Winner began in 1979.Center for Modern Culture and Media
Harold B. Tanner ’09 (1952-1964) was a lawyer, H. Stanford McLeod ’16 (1964-1968) an investment banker, and Charles C. Tillinghast, Jr. ’32 (1968-1979) among other things president of Trans World Airlines.Chancellors
Richard Salomon ’32 (1979-1988) was chief executive officer of Lanvin-Charles of the Ritz from 1936 to 1971 and chairman of the board of the New York Public Library from 1977 to 1988.Chancellors
In 1979 the department moved into Kassar House, to which were added in 1982 the Gould Laboratory and the Foxboro Auditorium, the first electronic workstation-based classroom.Computer Science
The position of Dean of the College was reestablished in 1974 with Thomas F. Bechtel, who had been Dean of Counseling, as acting dean, followed by Walter Massey from 1975 to 1979, Harriet Sheridan from 1979 to 1987, Sheila Blumstein from 1987 to 1997, Nancy Dunbar from 1998 through December 2000, and Paul Armstrong from January 2001 through June 2006.Dean
In 1979 the Glider Club joined forces with a club at M.I.T., enabling it to share the M.I.T. gliders and a plane for launching.Flying Club
The German Exchange Program began on September 14, 1979 when President Swearer and Wolfgang Brauer, rector of William Pieck University in Rostock in the German Democratic Republic, signed an agreement establishing the first scholarly exchange between an American and an East German university.Foreign study programs
When the Music Department found new quarters on Young Orchard Avenue in 1979, the Classics Department moved into 48 College Street, which was renamed Macfarlane House in honor of Kilgore Macfarlane, Jr. ’23.Fraternities
Robert Hudson George (1889-1979), professor of history, was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, on December 25, 1889.George, Robert H.
Among the golf coaches have been Frank S. Souchak from 1942 to 1943, Charles A. Engle in 1943 and again from 1947 to 1950, Ralph Anderton from 1951 to 1961, L. Stanley Ward from 1961 to 1963, J. Allen Soares from 1963 to 1970, Mike Koval in 1970-71, Jack Ferreira in 1971-71, Richard L. Toomey from 1972 to 1979, Jay Riley from 1979 to 1982, Paul Butler from 1982 to 1988, and Chris Humm, whose four-year record since 1988 is 24-16.Golf
The team had its first winning season, 6-4, in 1979 and a better season, 10-1, in 1980, followed by an undefeated season in nine dual meets in 1980-81.Gymnastics
Mary Gluck (intellectual history) came in 1978, Naomi Lamoreux (American economic history) in 1979, and Joan Richards (history of science) in 1981.History
Amy Crafts ’81 was a four-time All-Ivy selection from 1979 to 1982.Hockey
Earlier, in 1979, a Council for International Studies had been formed to represent and better coordinate the interests and activities of international studies programs on campus.Institute for International Studies
Van Hoesen from 1930 to 1949, David A. Jonah from 1949 to 1974, Charles D. Churchwell from 1974 to 1979, C. James Schmidt from 1979 to 1982, and Merrily Taylor since 1982.Library
On April 21, 1979, both the Isabelle Russek Leeds Theatre, a gift of Mrs. Leeds and her family, and the Ashamu Dance Studio, a gift of Chief and Mrs. E.O.Lyman Hall
Children of both donors, Amy Leeds 1974 and Samson Ashamu 1979, had studied at Brown.Lyman Hall
Oriental languages were first introduced in the Department of Linguistics, Chinese in 1962, Japanese in 1979, and Hindi in 1983.Modern Languages
In June 1979 the Brown Chorus became the first American college performing group to tour the People’s Republic of China, sponsored again by Friendship Ambassadors.Musical Clubs
In 1979 Mutch took a leave of absence to serve as associate administrator for space science at NASA.Mutch, Thomas A.
(Sidney Joseph) Perelman (1904-1979), humorist, was born in Brooklyn on February 1, 1904, but grew up in Providence, where his father raised chickens (for which his son cherished a life-long hatred), and operated a dry-goods store on Smith Hill.Perelman, S. J.
When Perelman died in New York City on October 17, 1979, William Shawn, then editor of the "New Yorker," said of him, "He was utterly serious, but his medium was humor."Perelman, S. J.
Nancy L. Rosenblum was in 1979 the first woman to join the department.Political Science
The 1979 crew won the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Regatta on Lake Onondaga.Rowing
In 1979 the third shell was dedicated to the Smiths.Rowing
Amram gave up his duties as part-time coach in 1979, and Gavin Viano was appointed as head coach.Rowing
"Signs and Symptoms" began as "The newsletter of Brown University’s Program in Medicine" in February 1975, changed its subtitle to "The newsletter of Brown University’s Medical Education Program" in the second issue, and changed it again in 1979 to "A publication of the Brown University Medical Education Program," and in 1988 to "An alumni publication of the medical school at Brown University."Signs and Symptoms
Two others were named three times, Frances Fusco ’83 from 1979 to 1981, and Michelle Mosher ’83 from 1980 to 1982.Soccer
When Phil Pincince took over the team in 1979, he changed the Brown softball team from what he termed a "recreational opportunity" to a competitive varsity sport, and built its schedule from its fifteen-game schedule of New England opponents to over forty games with top Eastern colleges.Softball
In 1979 eleven women who had joined together to form a sorority decided to affiliate with Alpha Chi Omega, and conducted a "rush week," during which representatives of the national organization were on hand in the Crystal Room in Alumnae Hall to recruit pledges.Sororities
Karen Melucci coached until 1979, and was followed by Peter Wood in 1979-80, and Paul Moses from 1980 to 1985.Squash
New aluminum seats were installed in 1979 at a cost of $90,000.Stadium
Another committee, appointed by President Swearer and chaired by Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice Alfred H. Joslin ’35, reviewed the system in 1979-80, and decided that minor offenses should be handled by the deans and major offenses by the USCA.Student conduct
In 1979, Harriet Sheridan, a former colleague of Swearer as dean of the College at Carleton College, became the first woman dean of the College at Brown.Swearer, Howard R.
James O. Barnhill was chairman of the department until 1979, followed by Don B. Wilmeth until 1987.Theatre Arts
Jonathan Hird ’74 MAT was the part-time coach for both teams until 1979.Track
In 1979 Sirkka Liisa Williams became the first full time coach for the women’s teams.Track
In 1979 the women’s cross country team had a 7-2 dual meet record, won the Rhode Island championships, and came in fourth in the New England championships.Track
Anne Sullivan ’82, Harvard’s first woman All-American, transferred to Brown in 1979, and set Ivy League records in the 3,000 and 5,000 meters at the outdoor championships in 1979, placed sixth in the 10,000 meters in the national outdoor track championships in 1979, eighteenth in the national cross country championships in 1980, fourth in the Olympic trials (10,000 meters) in 1980, and set a record in the indoor track American Collegiate three-mile in 1980.Track
John Hird’s coaching record from 1979 to 1986 was 25-21.Track
Hyatt H. Waggoner was an authority on Nathaniel Hawthorne, well-known for his edition of "Hawthorne’s Selected Tales and Sketches" published in 1950, "Hawthorne: A Critical Study," in 1956, and "The Presence of Hawthorne" in 1979.Waggoner, Hyatt H.