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1970-1979

  • 1970 - Clifton Wharton becomes the first African-American president at MSU or at any major university in the US
  • 1970 - Mary Mayo, Shaw, and Williams Halls began a coed living experiment
  • 1970 - MSU wins the Big Ten All-Sports competition
  • 1971 - The State News becomes independent from MSU.
  • 1972 - Office of Programs for Handicapper Students (now the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities) was established
  • 1972 - First two women admitted to the MSU Marching Band
  • 1973 - College of Urban Development Established
  • 1974 - Women’s Golf Big Ten Champions
  • March 1974 - MSU Implements Co-Ed Living Within the Floors
  • April 3, 1975 - Second Snow Day
  • 1976 - Women’s Cross Country Competes in Nationals
  • 1976 - The yearbook becomes the Red Cedar Log
  • 1976 - College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Ranked No. 1 Internationally
  • 1976 - Smoking Banned on Campus
  • 1976 - MSU gets two new sports coaches - Jud Heathcote and Darryl Rogers
  • 1977 - Earvin "Magic" Johnson signs with Michigan State
  • 1977 - Dr. Edgar L. Harden Named MSU's Fifteenth President
  • January 26, 1978 - Third Snow Day: The Blizzard of 1978
  • June 8, 1978 - Dr. Cecil Mackey Named MSU's 16th President
  • 1979 - MSU Mens Basketball team wins first NCAA Championship.
  • 1979 - MSU Cheerleaders Win the National Championship
  • March 26, 1979 - State becomes first basketball team in Michigan to win NCAA Championship