Otis Arnold Singletary Records
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The increased enrollment brought the obvious problems as well as opportunities. To provide for the increased number of students the administration had to expand the physical plant, both classrooms and dormitory rooms. Information relating to this in usually found under "Capital Improvements." Academic programs were also expanded under Singletary. A major in philosophy was requested in 1961 and plans were begun in 1964 for a bachelor's in nursing. A new major in International Studies, begun in 1962 (International Studies, 1962) was supported by the Whitney-Fulbright exchange of professors (Mossman, 1963; International Studies, 1963). The general preparedness of the students improved, and a full 4-year honors program was instituted in the 1962-1963 school year (Honors Council Report, Board of Trustees, 1963).
An increased emphasis on graduate studies was reflected in the introduction of many new programs. These included master's programs in English, History, Music, Psychology and Biology (1963). Requests were made for a doctoral program in Physical Education and for a expansion of the doctoral program in Home Economics (Board of Trustees, 1963). In 1964, preliminary plans were made for a school of Social Work (Social Work, 1964).
The larger student enrollment brought an increased need for scholarships and financial aid. The Jefferson Standard (1961), Alumnae (1962) and Reynolds (1964) scholar program all began under Singletary (see Scholarships for the year listed). A coordinated counseling service, including a testing center (Testing, 1962), was a part of the student support system (Counseling, 1962, 1963).
Controversies form the larger Greensboro and North Carolina communities are seen from these papers -- segregation of neighborhood businesses (Negro Students, 1963); Speaker Ban Law (1963); civil defense (Civil Defense, 1962; Department of Commerce, 1964); and Cuban refugees (1964).
- 1961 - 1966
- Singletary, Otis A. (Person)
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