Flashback: One Year in UB History
The Year was 1982.
Cal Ripken Jr. played the first of what would eventually become a record-breaking 2,632 consecutive games. Michael Jackson released Thriller, the best-selling album of all time. A January storm dropped a foot of snow on Baltimore. A loaf of white bread cost 60 cents, and a gallon of milk was $1.79.
What was happening at UB:
- The original John and Frances Angelos Law Center, now known as the H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons, opened its doors.
- A six-night alumni trip to London cost $899 (round-trip airfare and hotel included).
The Edgar Allan Poe statue’s move from Wyman Park (pictured) to UB’s Gordon Plaza was planned.
- The Artscape festival took over midtown streets for the first time; stories collected by UB’s Baltimore Neighborhood Heritage Project were performed on stage.
- The business school officially became the Robert G. Merrick School of Business.
- More than 350 alumni, family and friends headed to Memorial Stadium to watch the Orioles play the Boston Red Sox. (The O’s lost 5-2.)
Readers Look Back to 1965 …
In our last issue, we asked readers to tell us what UB was like in 1965; our thanks to everyone who told us their stories.
From Jim Doty, B.A. ’68:
I recall the Maryland Bar across the alley in the back of the campus. It was a basement affair. At lunchtime a hungry student could get a huge plate of french fries with brown gravy for 75 cents. Another 25 cents bought a short draft beer.
From Augie Uleckas, B.S. ’67:
According to my newspaper clips that I have accumulated over my years at [UB], we won the Mason-Dixon Northern Division Soccer title on November 13, 1965, beating Catholic University 7-1. Then, on Wednesday, November 17, 1965, we beat the southern division champions, Lynchburg, 4-1 to win the conference championship.