While race riots and war protests raged, UB students took part in the highs and the lows of a tumultuous time in history.
Spring Weekend trike race, 1967.
Photographs courtesy University Archives
UB Spectrum, December 15, 1967.
Headlines from The Spectrum
“Locally and nationally—students protest: against
the draft, the war, CIA and the DOW Chemical Co.”
“University will get new computer; remote typewriter
“Hippies: a real happening”
“Mono cases increase; smooching blamed”
Candy apple sale at Norton Union.
The Black Student Union was founded (though it took another
year to gain official recognition from the Student
Curfews were abolished for female students living in
Plans for a temporary campus on Ridge Lea Road were pursued to
accommodate a growing student body.
Members of UB’s Pithecology Club went on an eight-day
research trip to Lake Ochakeenawanabacki to study the migratory
habits of the feared Aleurocanthus Woglumi—at least according
to the yearbook. Sound like a joke? We think it might have
Martin Luther King Jr.
Muhammad Ali, stripped of his heavyweight title after refusing
induction into the U.S. Army earlier that year, gave a talk on
A year before his death, Upton Sinclair visited UB to discuss
his novel “The Jungle.” Other literary legends
appearing on campus included Joseph Heller, Norman Mailer, John
Updike and Leonard Cohen.
A 16-year-old Janis Ian performed to an overflow crowd of
students in Norton Union. At the time little known, she would later
rise to musical stardom with her single “At
Martin Luther King Jr. spoke in front of more than 2,000 people
at Kleinhans Music Hall at an event sponsored by the Graduate
First issue of Rolling Stone.
1967 was a year of firsts
First issue of Rolling Stone
First Super Bowl: Green Bay Packers vs. Kansas City Chiefs
First African-American justice appointed to the Supreme Court: