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But Open Admissions did not seem to affect Queens College as much as it did other schools — a year after its implementation, only 10% of its student body was black or Puerto Rican, according to the newly appointed college president, Dr. By 1976 new concerns overtook the college as New York City faced a crippling financial crisis.
CUNY's policy of free tuition was revoked; the overall CUNY budget was cut by 5 million; and CUNY Chancellor Robert Kibbee demanded that Queens College slash its budget by 15%. In the 1990s, the college attracted high-profile researchers to its faculty, including the virologist Luc Montagnier.
The three activists were stopped and arrested for allegedly driving over the speed limit on a Mississippi road.
After being brought into the sheriff's department and released, the three young men were stopped by two carloads of KKK members on a remote rural road.
The school's colors of blue and silver were selected by a "Color Committee" drawn from the entering class of students, and were announced at the first school dance, which was held on Wednesday, November 24, 1937.
The college campus grew as buildings were constructed and enrollment increased.
The Aaron Copland School of Music is one of the oldest and most distinguished departments at Queens College, founded when the College opened in 1937.
The department's curriculum was originally established by Edwin Stringham, and a later emphasis on the analytical system of Heinrich Schenker was initiated by Saul Novack.
as well as a program called TIME 2000 for future math educators.The New York Times reported in December 1976 that "Queens College, considered the jewel in the university's crown, has been particularly hard hit by the cuts, which have gone to the heart of the faculty." All hiring and building on campus was halted. But with a 5 million building program in place by 1986 for the college's 50th anniversary, enrollments were expected to rise and the college was beginning to recover from the financial crisis of the 1970s. Under President Allen Lee Sessoms, the college underwent some growth but also some missteps, including the highly publicized inability to fund the planned AIDS research center that Dr. Queens College students were active participants in the Civil Rights movements of the 1960s, including the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963.In addition, the student body, in accordance with the mission of the short-lived Open Admissions program, had grown much more diverse, and college faculty were trained to understand Latin American culture and how to teach American literature to non-American students. The most well-known student activist was Andrew Goodman, who was slain in Mississippi in 1964 with two other young men, James Earl Chaney, and Michael H.Queens College (QC) is one of the four-year colleges in the City University of New York system.Its 80-acre campus is located in the neighborhood of Kew Gardens Hills, Queens, with a student body that represents over 170 countries.