The College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts

Following on the heels of Drew’s building boom of the 1950s, a student-led culture of protest pervaded the campus in the 1960s and 1970s.  That sentiment is evidenced here by an article on the advent of co-ed dormitories in 1970 and by photography and reports of a spring 1972 protest on the grounds.  Sporadic student protest and dissention continued in the 1980s, but the groundbreaking Computer Initiative of 1984 best reveals the spirit of that decade and the early 1990s on campus.  Other items here speak to the enduring “adventure in excellence” that is the soul of the College.


27 May 1970 Daily Record clipping “Drew opens Coed Dorm in Autumn


Newspaper clipping, "Drew Opens Coed Dorm in Autumn" Daily Record, May 27, 1970.

Cover of Winter 1999 Drew Magazine


Cover of Drew Magazine, Winter 1999.  This issue includes an article about Dena Pedynowksi, Drew's first Rhodes Scholar.

Drew newsletter, December 1983 [Lead story: Computer Initiative]


Zenith Supersport 286e model laptop computerDrew issued this computer to incoming students in 1991.

Drew Newsletter"The Next Step: providing each freshman with a personal computer", December 1983

CD Album After Hours by 36 Madison Avenue, a Drew a cappella group


CD Album After Hours by 36 Madison Avenue.  36 Madison Avenue is one of many a capella groups at Drew.

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