- T. M.
Sinclair, long-time supporter and Trustee, dies on 24 March
when he accidentally falls down an elevator shaft at his meat packing
Rev. Stephen Phelps is inaugurated
as the first president of Coe College.
Coe College opens its first academic year on 13 September; among
students is James Reed, future U. S. Senator from Missouri.
- Construction of Williston
Hall is completed and begins housing female students.
- Alpha Nu, a
literary society for men, is founded.
- An east wing is
added to the original Parsons Seminary building; completion of building
Old Main Hall.
- Miss E. Belle
Mr. Stephen W. Stookey are
Coe College's first graduates. Commencement exercises held on 12
June in the Opera House.
- Dr. Frederick
Starr joins faculty; first Coe professor to possess a Ph.D.
Stephen Phelps resigns from presidency so he can return to a
- Four graduates
of Coe, including E. A. Ross and Robert Stewart, two of the college's
most famous alumni.
- Due to student
unrest, expulsions, and withdrawals, Coe has no seniors and no
- For second year
in a row, Coe has no graduates.
- Coe's college
newspaper, the Coe
College Cosmos begins publication as a monthly in the fall
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