On This Day in IUPUI History: July 28, 1979

July 28, 1979.

The IUPUI Student Assembly, the student-government organization, sponsored a Public Forum on Nuclear Energy in the Lecture Hall on the IUPUI campus. The event grew out of student concerns about the dangers posed by nuclear power plants, especially the Marble Hill plant in southern Indiana then under construction. Public concerns were heightened by the serious accident that occurred at the Three-Mile-Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania in March 1979.

Student Senate meeting, ca. 1970 UA24-005107

Student activism at IUPUI was great in the 1970s, with many protest marches and demonstrations occurring on campus. The student newspaper, The Sagamore, was an important forum for student debates on public policy issues.

To learn more about student government at IUPUI, please contact IUPUI Special Collections and Archives speccoll@iupui.edu.

Updated Jul 28, 2018 by Editor Name Missing