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Looking back: Fall of 2006

Ribbon cutting unveils new student center The $36.5 million Michael J. Adanti Student Center was completed and dedicated in the former president’s name. “The building is a tribute to the warmth that President Adanti felt both about the campus and the students, and I think that the building conveys that warmth perfectly,” said Brad Crerar, student center director. The dedication

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Looking back: Fall of 2003

President announces retirement   After nearly 20 years, President Michael J. Adanti announced his retirement. In a letter to the campus community, Adanti said it was a decision that required soul searching and was not one he took lightly. “I will take with me into retirement many fond memories of Southern and, in particular, of the people I have worked

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Looking back: Fall of 2001

The Southern community copes with tragedy Members of Southern’s community attempted to deal with the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001. Bulletin boards were constructed in Schwartz Hall and North Campus. A healing and interfaith gathering was held on-campus and a flag was hung from North Campus. “It will be hard to return to being everyday

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Leslie Odom Jr. performs at 125th Gala

Jacob Waring — Online Editor The 125th Anniversary Gala, the first Gala the school has ever hosted, featured a performance by Tony award winning Leslie Odom Jr. while also raising donations in support for the SCSU Food Insecurity fund. The $134,000 that was donated will go towards establishing an on-campus student food pantry and social service center. President Joe Bertolino

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Looking back: Fall of 1998

Southern looks for new professors After a new state program, the Early Retirement Incentive Program, was enacted, 42 members of Southern’s faculty took advantage of. State employees had the opportunity to either retire three years before their original retirement date or to retire with greater benefits. According to J. Phillip Smith, Interim vice president of Academic Affairs, over 300 people

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Looking back: Fall of 1997

All eyes on residence hall New surveillance cameras were installed in the North Campus residence hall lobby in hopes to stop vandalism. In one incident furniture was overturned and vending machines were pushed over. In other cases, holes were drilled into the walls, doors were left propped open, and fire alarms were falsely pulled. Nicole Laing, a resident advisor, said,

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