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In 1981, rumors that the State Board of Higher Education was planning to close UMBC and turn the campus into an industrial park sparked a massive student protest on the quad. These rumors were denied by then-USM President John Toll and then-Chancellor John Dorsey, and obviously we're still standing today, but if anything, this goes to show we've been a rabble-rousing bunch from the beginning (or in this case, the middle).

Read more about this photo, and check out some other cool stuff we've got buried in our archives, at http://my.umbc.edu/groups/library/posts?tag=archives-gold.

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Xavier H. '17

"Up your nose: We wont close". I like it!