News Stories By Todd Kosmerick

Free Expression Tunnel, 2003.  Photo by Ed Funkhouser.

Fabulous 50: Free Expression Tunnel

On 25 October 1967, Student Government at NC State passed a "student visual expression" bill to allow students to paint in... more

Wonderful 100: First Dean at NC State

In 1917, NC State created the first dean position at the college:... more

Stanley G. Stephens, Professor of Genetics

Fabulous 50: 1st National Academy Member

Fifty years ago Stanley George Stephens (1911-1986) became the... more

Polk Hall

Fabulous 50: First African American PhD

Stephen (Steve) Benton Latimer (1928-2003) was the first African-American at NC State to earn a doctoral degree (PhD), in 1967. A graduate student in the Department of Animal Science (in Polk Hall), his... more

Computer at NC State during the 1960s.

Fabulous 50: Department of Computer Science

NC State's Department of Computer Science celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.  The department was established within the School of Physical Sciences and Applied Mathematics in 1967. ... more

Marcus Martin became NC State's first African American football player in 1967.

Fabulous 50: Marcus Martin, First African American Football Player at NC State

In the fall of 1967, Marcus Martin became the first African American player on the NC State football team, on which he was a defensive back until 1969.  A native of... more

Anna Clyde Fraker in the lab, June 1967

Fabulous 50: First Woman to Earn PhD in College of Engineering

With this post, Special Collections News begins a new series highlighting milestone anniversaries (Fabulous 50 and Wonderful 100) of important events in NC State history.  Stay tuned for future posts!

Today we remember... more

World War I and Agriculture

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of U.S. participation in World War I, Special Collections continues its examination of the impact that the war had on NC State... more

Wallace Carl Riddick, NC State's president during WWI

NC State During World War I

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of U.S. participation in World War I, Special Collections News continues its examination of the impact that the war had on NC State students, faculty, and campus.  Visit our ... more

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