Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Eid-al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, both fall this year during the first week of classes -- Rosh Hashanah Wednesday Sept. 8 - Friday Sept. 10, and Eid-al-Fitr falls on Sept. 10.
Twenty years ago this week, officials from Westmass Area Development Corporation unveiled plans to develop an 80-acre parcel off North Maple Street in Hadley.
In July 1989, work was forging ahead on the installation of the campus’ $29.5 million telecommunication system.
Twenty years ago this month, the Board of Regents and the University system released dueling reports calling for overhaul of the state’s public higher education system.
If there is a yardstick to measure hurricanes against, old-timers say it is the fabled Hurricane of ’38, the ferocious storm that ripped through New England and the Massachusetts State College campus 70 years ago this month.
When it comes to star power, the lineup for honorary degrees in 1969 may have set the standard. Among the 10 degree recipients were legendary CBS newsman Walter Cronkite, poet Archibald MacLeish and Senator Edward M. Kennedy, who gave the Commencement address.
For many years, Winter Carnival was a mid-winter campus celebration featuring concerts, comedy shows, dances, the crowning of a winter carnival queen and, of course, the construction of elaborate snow sculptures.
Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt gave the main address at the opening convocation in Curry Hicks Cage on Sept. 25, 1952.
Marshall Annex, the home of many Art Department studios in recent years, was demolished Sept. 6 to make room for the new Integrated Sciences Building.
The basketball court was home to Jack Leaman.
Sept. 9, 2005
For some veteran staff and faculty and quite a few alumni, images of the Hurricane Katrina disaster may have triggered faint memories of another water crisis that forced the campus to close and evacuate more than 11,000 students.