March 9

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  • 1856: Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity is founded in Alabama on this date. Sigma Alpha Epsilon (also known as SAE) is the largest North American secret letter, social college fraternity. It has initiated more men since its founding than any other fraternity with more than 280,000 initiated members. At present, SAE has more than 8,200 undergraduates at more than 225 chapters in 47 states. ( SAE Facts) It established a national headquarters (Levere Memorial Temple on the campus of Northwestern University in Chicago, 1929), a national Leadership School (1935), a national Men's Health Issues Committee (1980), and a career-development program tailored for the community ("The Leading Edge" in 1990).
  • 1889: The Minutes of the Board of Trustees state that at a meeting of the Board on March 9, 1889 it was resolved "that the main building shall be known and called the Agricultural Building." Evidently it was so designated for the next three or four years.
  • 1912: In a rematch, the Tiger basketball team again defeats Wofford, 56-13, for undefeated four-game inaugural season.
  • 1967: The Board of Trustees announces a 10-year, $50 million building program, to include a new coliseum, a second high-rise dormitory, a new dining facility on East Campus and a new student health center with an out-patient clinic and 34-bed hospital, to replace the Infirmary built in 1893. (The Tiger, "Ten-Year Building Plan To Total $50 Million", 7 August 1967, Volume LXI, Number 1, page 7.)
  • 1970: James Weldon Johnson's Trumpets of the Lord, a musical adaptation by Vinnette Carroll of God's Trombones, is presented in Littlejohn Coliseum at 8 p.m. Directed by Donald McKayle, musical direction by Howard Roberts.
  • 1979: The Union sponsors beer bust at the Hanover House. A female visitor to campus reports that she was raped by a lone male in the Physical Plant parking lot at 10:15 p.m. while she was returning to her car. At month's end, police had no suspects.
  • 1985: Dean Walter Cox appoints Bobby Robinson the new athletic director at Clemson, replacing Bill McLellan, who effectively resigned on March 1. Two other candidates for the position have withdrawn their names from consideration. President Bill Atchley then immediately ratifies Cox's choice. (Wunder, John R., "A Good Sport: Walter Thompson Cox, 1985-1986", McKale, Donald M., editor, "Tradition: A History of the Presidency of Clemson University", Mercer University Press, Macon, Georgia, 1988, ISBN 0-86554-296-1, page 256, citing the Greenville News, Greenville, South Carolina, 9 March 1985.)
  • 1990: The Buzzard is published with alleged Volume 83.69, Number 16.123, Supplemental B. Lead headline is "President's mansion really a 'Ho House'".
  • 1995: Uncle Mingo plays at Backstreets, Cuttin' Heads play the Esso Club, and Harambe appears at TD's.
  • 2007: The National Convention of Mu Beta Psi, the national music honor and service fraternity, is held at Clemson in recognition of Delta chapter, which went dark in 2005 after 70 years of service to Clemson University.
  • 2008: Ron White plays at Littlejohn Coliseum for the second time.
  • 2009: The Tiger holds elections for the rising senior staff. Contact for applications and more information. Leahy, contemporary Celtic music, in the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts, 8 p.m. Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for students. Call 864-656-7787 for information, or go to From The Tiger: "Leahy (pronounced LAY-he) is an eight-member brother/sister family band that is one of Canada's most sought after exports. This Canadian powerhouse mixes neo-Celtic with traditional Celtic, a little bluegrass and ventures into the realms of jazz, country and pop. They boast mandolins, fiddles, dancing, guitar, keyboard and drums. Almost all the members play at least three different instruments on top of being skilled at singing and dancing. The band's three acclaimed CDs, 'Leahy,' 'Lakefield' and 'In All Things.' have world-wide sales of more than half a million copies."

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