1st Day of School

UMBC News, Vol. 1, No. 1 (September 19, 1966). University Publications, UPUB R4-001. View full size.

Published on the opening day of UMBC, September 19, 1966, was the first issue of UMBC News which carried the bold headline “DR. KUHN GREETS STUDENTS.” Dr. Kuhn was very student oriented, and declared in the front page article: “We welcome the new students, for a campus does not come alive until it has a student body. We look forward to the way in which you will become part of the activities on campus and wiol [sic] begin to develop the traditions that are so important in college life. We do not expect UMBC to be quite like any other campus.” The newspaper would soon be renamed The Retriever.