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1870s

1870

Alumni Association organized; first president, Professor A. A. Breneman '66.

1871

Dr. James Calder became fifth President; emphasized liberal arts studies; resigned, 1880.

Women students admitted; six enrolled first year; first preceptress, Mary E. Butterfield, appointed.

1873

First woman graduate, Rebecca Hannah Ewing.

1874

School renamed The Pennsylvania State College.

First part-time librarian, Professor William A. Buckhout, appointed.

1875

Trustees increased from 13 to 23, adding the first trustees elected by alumni and engineering societies.

1879

Period of legislative investigations began; criticism continued until President Atherton and Governor Beaver had established strong program by 1900.