Found 7 events matching "1953 "

1934

John William Harrelson headed college

John William Harrelson, class of 1909, was was appointed head of the college. He led NC State until 1953. (Biography of John Harrelson)

1951

Track team championship

The track team win their first Southern Conference championship (and repeat the following year, in 1952). They would also go on to win titles in the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1953 and 1954.

1953

Joseph N. Sasser joins faculty

Dr. J.N. Sasser, a Plant Pathology Ph.D. graduate from NC State, joined the faculty in plant pathology in 1953 as a researcher in nematology. His research contributed to the reputation of the NC State Plant Pathology Department as an international center for graduate education and research in nematology.

1953

Dairy farm conference segregated dining

In 1953, NC State College hosted a dairy farm conference on campus. Chancellor Bostian declared that African American dairy farmers attending the conference could only eat in the west wing of the dining hall. Bostian’s announcement was in keeping with the College’s policy, which declared African Americans attending on campus meetings would have meals in the dining hall but only when a separate room was available. Leazar Hall served as the campus-dining hall until 1971.

2/27/1953

Semester system implemented

The Board of Trustees agrees to transition the academic calendar from a quarter system to a semester system, by a vote of 46-28. NC State will switch over in the fall semester of 1953.

4/1/1953

World Series of Basketball

A game in the 4th annual World Series of Basketball, featuring the 1953 All-Americans versus the Harlem Globetrotters, is played in Reynolds Coliseum.

1954

Civil Engineering Construction Option (CEC) degree program approved

Curriculum developed by Carroll Lamb Mann, Jr., who joined faculty in 1953.