ClemsonWiki:Selected anniversaries/April 18
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- 1978: The Faculty Senate unanimously votes to investigate low salaries, responding to a preliminary report that Clemson pay scales are as much as 18 percent lower than that of Atlantic Coast Conference schools, and 12 percent below the national average.
- 1978: The Student Senate, in its last meeting of the semester, listens to pitch from representative of R.D. Products, Inc. on proposed new Vali-Dine Series 3 computer system to be installed in Harcombe and Schiletter dining halls. After a 30-minute debate, the senate passes resolution against supporting the new system, 17-10, citing a lack of student input, the controlled access to eating areas, and the lack of clear information about the financial aspects being presented. Nonetheless, the computerized system will be installed during the summer semesters.
- 1978: Tiger baseball team gets clutch two-run homer by sophomore Tony Masone in the eighth inning to defeat North Carolina State in Raleigh, 2-1, to clinch the ACC regular season championship.
- 1980 - Bill Atchley inaugurated as President of Clemson University.