The name was adopted in fall 1969 from the European-born term for the press as a fourth power joining the clergy, nobility and commoners. The weekly student newspaper carried news from all four UW-Green Bay campuses including the feeders in Manitowoc, Marinette and Menasha.
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I kept a journal from 1978 until 1984, as a student at UWGB. I was a student from 1976 until 1979, got one Bachelor’s degree, and then returned in 1980, and pursued a second Bachelor’s degree. It was actually staying in school during a recession. It wasn’t until the 1980s that the economy started changing, and jobs were available. Anyhow, I document the people I knew, the activities that we participated in. During the time I was a student, UWGB had the lowest enrollment. Upper level classes in English might only have six to ten students, and with fewer students in class, we got to know each other as a class. I am still friends with someone I met on campus during orientation; we’ve known each other for almost forty years. Since young people can read cursive, I have typed the journal I kept in 1976, and I have started typing the journal I started in 1978. I fill in information about some of the details, like when I planned on taking a class by Paul Mann, I was told he left the University, and I had to change my major. Again, with the lower enrollment numbers, a person got to know a lot of people on campus. And the Blue Whale Coffeehouse was a good place to meet people.
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