The University Orchestral Association boasted a strong second
season. According to the April Magazine, season-ticket
holders snapped up 1,073 of the 1,141 seats in Leon Mandel Hall.
At the association's annual meeting, officers reviewed a report
noting that of nearly $900 in its treasury, $569 was net gain.
The 1910-11 season featured a song recital, a piano recital, and
six concerts by the Theodore Thomas Orchestra. The season closed
with an April 4 concert by the orchestra featuring the works of
Goldmark, Schubert, Massenet, and "Tschaikowsky."
several years of planning and construction, the University's $2.5
million synchrocyclotron was almost complete. Co-designed by Herbert
L. Anderson and John Marshall, the synchrocyclotron would accelerate
protons to 450 million electron volts, making it "the most
powerful accelerator of positive ions in the western world."
Operational until 1972, the synchrocyclotron has since been surpassed
by the accelerators at Fermilab and at CERN in Switzerland. The
cyclotron was housed at the northwest corner of campus in the
new Accelerator Building, which the April Magazine described as
"vaulted and spacious as Grand Central Station, [and] looks
and sounds like a giant's workshop."
Campus radio station WHPK celebrated its 30th anniversary by trying
to recreate the programming of 1945. To help with the task Ned
Rosenheim, AB'39, AM'46, PhD'53, played records by Glenn Miller,
Hal Kemp, Billie Holiday, Eddie Condon, the Andrews sisters, Charlie
Barnett, and other performers from the 1940s. For its present-day
programming, the station-which broadcasted 24 hours a day and
seven days a week-offered a variety of programming, including
taped faculty discussions, public-service programming, a Chinese
hour, and a Saturday morning children's show by Lab Schools students.
announced a 6.7 percent increase in College tuition for the coming
year. Much of the rise went to replace a significant drop in federal
support for faculty salaries and student aid. Tuition for the
1991-92 year went from $14,895 to $15,945, while room and board
jumped from $5,390 to $5,685. The graduate divisions and professional
schools also enacted similar increases. To cushion the blow, the
University reduced administrative costs and substantially increased
funds for student financial aid from $17.1 million to $18.7 million.