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Alter, Chester M., 1906-2006

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University of Denver Chancellor Emeritus Chester M. Alter passed away March 6, in Santa Fe, N. M. ... Born March 21, 1906, on a farm in Rush County, Ind.
Chester M. Alter Chancellor, 1953-1966.
Sources Breck, A.D. (1996). From the rockies to the world (pg. 155); Board of Trustees Minutes – Volume P: page 183.
Chancellor Alter retires in 1966.
Sources “Chancellor Alter to Retire,” The University of Denver Clarion, vol. 70, no. 58, June 3, 1966, 1.
In 1975,a Colloquium honors former Chancellor Alter.
Chancellor Alter welcomes US Air Academy to DU (October 1955).
Announces Tuition Hike at DU (1956).
Announces New Law School and Dorm (1956).
Crowns Elaine Petersen as Homecoming Queen (1956).
Named to the Commission on International Cooperation Through Education of the Association of American Colleges.
Issues Official Women’s Week Proclamation (1957).
Awarding Yul Brynner on February 14, 1957, for his outstanding contributions to the theater and arts.
Discusses widespread interest in education (1957).
To speak at Traditional Vespers (1957).
Welcomes Newcomers to DU (September 1957).
In the Denver Clarion February 18, 1958 issue, the Chancellor calls for scientists and lawyers to work together in solving legal problems involving space travel, atomic energy, radiation and manmade climate, in an address before the 1958 Judicial Conference in Colorado Springs.
Elected Denver Rotary President - term of office from July 1, 1958 - July 1, 1959.
"Our Unpublished Opinions" was the topic of the Baccalaureate address given at the Baccalaureate Vespers on June 5, 1958.
Elected President of the Association of Urban Universitites (1958).
States that tuition increase is a rumor (1959).
Extending congratulations to award winners during Engineer's Day (1959).
Discusses quality fctor in student selection at 1959 Founder's Day Banquet.
To receive an Honorary Degree from Boston Universtity (1959).
Gives welcome to students at convocation (1960).
Tells of $5 Million Grant to Denver U by Ford Foundation in New York.
Announces $251,000 Given University by Denver Citizens Following Ford Foundation Grant (1960).
Will give a welcom speech to the Campus Conference on Religion (1960).
Announces Phipps Ten Acre Belcaro Park Estate Given DU by Former Senators Wife Will Ultimately be Conference Center.
Proposes Plans for Ford Grant to be Used in Academic Aim (1960).
Announces Michigan State Professor (Dr. Ralph D. Wilson) is New HRM School Director (1960).
Announces that the Board of Trustees of DU voted unanimously to terminate participation in intercollegiate football, effective immediately (January 10, 1961).
Discusses why the Nursing School was dropped from the University (1961).
Gives New Student Welcome (1961).
Announces in 1961 a three-year, $25 Million Program, for new resources for the University - the largest in the 97-year history of the University.
Announces Safety Campaign (1961).
Receives a letter from President Lyndon B Johnson (September 24, 1964), asking him to choose an outstanding student leader on campus that can be sent to the White House.
At the grounbreaking ceremonies for the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) 1965.
Announces Retirement in 1966 - held Chancellor position since 1953. Decided to begin a leave of absence August 1, 1966 and retire no later than June 15, 1967. Dr. Wilbur Miller was named to fill his post until a new Chief is selected.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

The Denver Clarion, vol. 32, issue 32, 1956 February 17

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Identifier: clarion_v032i32_19560217
Overview DU Raises Tuition – Quarter Hour Hike Effective Next Year (1957); announced by Chancellor Alter. Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC) Vetoes Name Band Proposal 13-1. The Associated Women Students (AWS) Women’s Week February 19-27, 1956. Victor G. Reuther, assistant to the vice president of the newly combined AF of L and CIO Labor Unions, named Sixth Lecturer, February 20, 1956.
Dates: 1956 February 17

The Denver Clarion, vol. 32, issue 35, 1956 February 28

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Identifier: clarion_v032i35_19560228
Overview Who’s Who Announced – Thirty Students Picked for Book. Chancellor Alter Discusses New Tuition Raise. DG (Delta Gamma) SAE (Sigma Alpha Epsilon) Give to Blood Bank. Greek Holidays Queen Finalists to be Chosen on March 6, 1956. AWS Elects New Officers – Elizabeth (Vandy) Vandegrift was elected president of AWS; Elizabeth Fackt is Keynote Speaker.
Dates: 1956 February 28

The Denver Clarion, vol. 68, issue 9, 1963 October 18

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Identifier: clarion_v068i09_19631018
Overview Tuition Hiked $300 Increase Effective Summer Session 1964 - Chancellor Explains Raise During Meeting of Student Representatives and Administrators. Honorary Tops Seven; Magazine Gets Award. Election Rally. John Evans, Jr. Announces the Election of Three Members to the Board of Trustees.
Dates: 1963 October 18

The Denver Clarion, vol. 70, issue 21, 1966 January 7

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Identifier: clarion_v070i21_19660107
Overview Groundbreaking ceremonies for GSIS. Lacrosse Club Asks for Funds. Thirty-four Named to Who’s Who. Trustees Enact Tuition Hike. For DU Center – Federal Funds Pending. Free Tickets.
Dates: 1966 January 7