Hair styles and fashions, visitation hours in dorms, rules of conduct, and more: Campus life changed dramatically in just one decade. Your mid-term exam essay question: Compare and contrast various aspects of student life between 1960 and 1970.
Hawkeye Greek, an Introduction to the Fraternity Program at the University of Iowa’; 1965 brochure
In response to student and faculty demands, the Faculty Senate in December 1967 passed a resolution urging students to “renew their questioning of public policy in orderly discussion,” and seek out faculty members and outside visitors who might participate. The result was the Action Studies Program, implemented in 1968, offering non-traditional classes and projects intended to explore issues of current interest.
The debate over access to contraceptives on campus intensified during the 1969-70 academic year.
The Compost, a local resource guide, was a 1971 project of the Action Studies Program.
The UI campus climate in the spring of 1970 was tumultuous, fueled by reactions to the fatal shootings at Kent State and Jackson State universities in May. That month, UI administration gave students several options as they completed their semester’s studies, as outlined in this special report mailed to the university community, including students’ parents.
The Action Studies Program was implemented in 1968 in response to student and faculty demands for a forum devoted to discussion of public policy.
The Latino-Native American Cultural Center was founded in 1971, originally as the Chicano Indian-American Cultural Center. The following year the Center sponsored a historic conference in Iowa City hosting Latino and Latina students from across the Midwest.
Take me out to the football/basketball/baseball game! Here are some tickets to Hawkeye football games during the 1960s.
A survey of dormitory residents and other students was conducted in 1968 by Associated Women Students to determine attitudes concerning visitation hours, coed housing, and other matters. The survey, and other efforts, eventually led to liberalization of on-campus housing rules.