Student Activities Flourished in the 1960s at NYIT

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Student Activities Flourished in the 1960s at NYIT

October 16, 2015

NYIT's second decade was a period of growth for student organizations and amenities at the New York campuses. Examples are:

  • In 1964, Scope debuted as a student newspaper at NYIT's Manhattan campus. Drama club students also performed the play You Can't Take It With You.
  • NYIT opened its second campus in Old Westbury in 1965 and launched WNYT, its first college radio station.
  • The Campus Slate student newspaper published its first issue in September 1966. It initially served students at the new Old Westbury campus.
  • By December 1969, NYIT had converted a dairy barn on the Old Westbury campus into the Student Activity Center to offer students more social and community activities.

Today, there are many more resources available to NYIT students. For more information, view the clubs and activities webpages for Old Westbury and Manhattan.

This content is part of The Box's "60 Years in 60 Days" series in celebration of NYIT's 60th anniversary in 2015.