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Suggested by Chancellor Hooker and now a steadfast tradition, students rub True Grit's nose for good luck.

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Chancellor Michael Hooker and Director of Athletics Rick Hartzell hosted the unveiling ceremony for the True Grit statue on December 7, 1987.

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Students pose with Chesapeake Bay Retriever Nitty Gritty, the model for the True Grit statue.

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Alumna and artist Paulette Raye, �87, sculpted a wax casting of her Retriever model Nitty Gritty before casting the statue in bronze.

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Students celebrate graduation in 1986. The Gamma Pi chapter of the Phi Sigma Sigma sorority was established at UMBC in 1979.

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The Maryland State Board of Higher Education approved engineering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs at UMBC in 1984, though not without heated competition from Morgan State University. Previously, pre-engineering classes were offered at…

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Nationally-known illustrator Lance Hidy designed the poster commemorating the 20th anniversary of the university. His work is known for its minimal detail and flat, solid colors. The university also commissioned artist and alumna Paulette Raye to…

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All institutions of higher education seek to preserve the past. We are citadels of learning, guardians of culture. We recognize that the past is prologue, and know that those who fail to study history are doomed to repeat it. But progressive…

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During Dorsey's nine years of leadership, he focused on restructuring administration and academics while enhancing the university's profile. SAT scores of incoming freshmen increased by nearly 100 points, and the student body increased from 5,200 to…

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During Dorsey's nine years of leadership, he focused on restructuring administration and academics while enhancing the university's profile. SAT scores of incoming freshmen increased by nearly 100 points, and the student body increased from 5,200 to…
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