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Nov. 29, 1972

President Donald Hornig announced an end to limited enrollment courses. Instructors would not be allowed to set enrollment restrictions, with the exception of modes of thought, seminar and others approved by the Educational Policy Committee,. "Unless the course is approved by the EPC, there is no reason for the limitation of class size," Hornig said. "We will accept no limitations for course enrollments in 1973."

Chairman of the Faculty Policy Group and Associate Professor of political science Edward Beiser said enrollment restrictions "should be a university policy and not up to the individual professors."


Nov. 29, 1983

Byron Lichtenberg '69 embarked on the space shuttle Columbia as one of two payload specialists on board. Lichtenberg, who received a bachelor of science in engineering from Brown, was tasked with running over 70 experiments aboard Spacelab I during the shuttle's 9-day orbit. 

Lichtenberg carried three University relics with him. He brought along an ancient map, one of the first to show the American continent, from the John Carter Brown Library as well as a reproduction of a Copernicus text from the John Hay Library, according to the George St. Journal. Lichtenberg was rumored to have a 1957 letter from Josiah C. Carberry to the New York Times, suggesting that the terms "space ship" and "astronautical vehicle" be replaced by the word "astricle." 

Lichtenberg said he brought the three items from Brown with him because his time there was "probably one of the best sets of four years" of his life. 


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