At the recommendation of the Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid, President Marver Bernstein introduced the Justice Brandeis Scholar program. Each year, this merit-based scholarship is awarded to matriculants whose records reflect exceptional scholastic achievement and academic promise. Renewable annually, the scholarship remains in effect today.
Enrollment in introductory programming courses reaches an alltime high of 574 for the academic year. Languages offered are BASIC, FORTRAN, PASCAL and assembly language. There are 130 Computer Science concentrators. 42 seniors graduate in the spring. This number is going to fall to a minimum of 11 in 1991.
A $250,000 grant from the National Women’s Committee helped fund the automation of the card catalogue in the libraries. This marked the start of a multi-million dollar technology program, much of it funded through the Women’s Committee’s Library Technology Fund. Women’s Committee donations eventually upgraded the libraries’ wiring infrastructure and computer to create 900 state-of-the-art access points to the Internet for students, faculty and library staff.