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From the Merrick Archives. View on https://dspace.allegheny.edu/handle/10456/13725


‘Administration plans to
reduce faculty positions’
Provost and Dean of the College Ron Cole informed the faculty on April 20 that the administration is planning on eliminating 20-25 faculty positions from the 2015–2016 school year by the 2021–2022 school year.



‘Mystic head to visit Allegheny’

Merrick Archives

Dr. Alan Watts, whose visit was cancelled because of illness, will now visit the campus on April 24 and 25. While here, Watts will give two lectures: ‘The Misconception of Myself on Thursday, April 24 and ‘Does It Matter and Do You Mind?’ on Friday, April 25. Both talks begin at 8:15 P.M. in Ford Chapel. Dr. Watts will also meet students in the College Union at 4:00 P.M. on Friday for an informal discussion.
Known in this country and abroad as a stimulating and unconventional philosopher, Alan Watts claims as his special interest the interpretation of Eastern thought, particularly Zen Buddism. Having admitted to taking 30 acid trips, Dr. Watts has stated that anyone who repeatedly takes LSD ‘is dumb’. The drug can be a ‘starter’ toward spiritual religious experiences, Dr. Watts said, but scorned those who use LSD frequently.




A sample of some of The Campus’ classifieds from 1926. (Merrick Archives)