March 1

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  • 1868: Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity founded at the University of Virginia. First meeting held in Room 47, West Range, at U.VA. In attendence were Robertson Howard, Julian Edward Wood, James Benjamin Sclater, Jr., Frederick Southgate Taylor, Littleton Waller Tazewell (Bradford), and William Alexander. (Reference: "The History of Pi Kappa Alpha, Third Edition" by Freeman Hansford Hart, Pioneer Press, Little Rock, Arkansas, March 1964, page 12.)
  • 1894: W. W. Routten born. He will serve as an assistant professor of wood work at Clemson Agricultural College from September 1913 until his death on October 10, 1918.
  • 1913: The Clemson College Rifle Club has a meet with Norwich.
  • 1985: The Board of Trustees meet to decide whether or not to fire President Bill Atchley. Board chairman, state Senator James Waddell, asserts that there is no movement to oust Atchley, but state newspapers say otherwise. Pointing out that the meeting has been called, the Greenville News reports that the board is split, and suggests that the "trustees evidentally favor nurture, promotion, and protection of athletics over the school's chartered purposes of teaching, research, and public service." ((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 255, citing the Greenville News, 1 March 1985.) At the end of a seven-hour session, Waddell announces that Atchley has resigned effective July 1 after failing to get a favorable vote of confidence and that Bill McLellan wishes to be reassigned elsewhere in the university. Dean Cox informs Waddell that McLellan has effectively resigned from the athletic directorship. All this causes much consternation across the state, with much criticism leveled at the Board of Trustees. Several hundred students rally to urge Atchley to change his mind, but he refuses. ((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 255.)
  • 1995: The Union sponsors Karaoke at Edgar's.
  • February 26, 2009-March 1, 2009: Clemson University's performing arts department and the Clemson Players will put a different twist on William Shakespeare’s “Two Gentlemen of Verona,” when they present the comedy of mistaken identity at 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Brooks Center. The award-winning musical is comprised of songs written by “Hair’s” John Guare and Galt MacDermont. For details, contact Glenn Hare (656-1478).
  • 2009: A snowstorm sweeps across the Southeast United States and delivers several inches of snow and ice (following rain) to the Clemson area. The university is closed on March 2. Jack-knifed trucks at Cowpens create a 20-plus mile traffic jam in the northbound lanes of I-85 in Cherokee and Spartanburg Counties. Sledders could be found on every hill as well as the Lake Hartwell diversion dams.



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