Class of 1977

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Class of 1977

      The fall of ’76 opened up with one of the most controversial moments in City College’s history: the implementation of tuition. Some 12,000 students found themselves paying to attend City College for the first time in the College’s 129 year history. President Marshak addressed the tuition increases in a letter to the Class of ’77 in the Microcosm: "By the time you read this, most of the uncertainties that surround the College and the University should have been settled - for better or for worse. But the strain, the uncertain future of public higher education in New York City placed on your careers at the College, you will long remember." Citing "the end of free tuition and the devastating effects of retrenchment," he continued to an upbeat conclusion: "I believe that your affection for the College and for the City of New York will not diminish, for I am certain you will find that your academic and extra-curricular experiences at the College have prepared you well for the world you now enter."

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