Golden Years of Durham College

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How many graduates were in the first convocation?
2.
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How many graduates will be in the next convocation?
3.
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How many convocation ceremonies are held each year now?
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In 1970, the Willey Building was opened. How many wings did it have?
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In the early days there were 2 HP computers. What were they called?
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Programs and data were entered on punch cards. What was the full set of cards called?
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Remote terminals (30) were introduced in the 70’s. What language was used?
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What year did the Varsity Golf team win their first national title?
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Who coached the men’s soccer team to win their first national title?
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How many college presidents have we had?
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The Business Division pioneered word processing. Who was the equipment manufacturer?
12.
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How big were those first floppy discs (in inches)?
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In the 80’s, Durham received funding to buy an abandoned factory at Thickson and 401. During renovations, many pipes were full of something brown. What was it?
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Who was the first college librarian?
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MADD (formerly Applied Arts) preferred a certain brand of computers. What brand?
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For many years Gary Polonsky lobbied for a university in Oshawa. In the final hours of the Mike Harris government, startup funding was awarded. There were many campus improvements and a few sacrifices. How many ball fields were lost to parking?
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In the early years smoking was allowed. Where could you smoke?
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As the college added buildings and wings some functions had to relocate or vanish. There was the Library, Office of Registrar, Computer Centre, CAD/CAM lab, Bookstore, Tennis Court(s), Memorial Garden, Office of the President to name a few. How many of these did NOT move or vanish?
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There was a famous foot chase on campus. The dean and a director tried to catch up with an elusive professor. How did he escape?
20.
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How many staff have retired from Durham College so far?