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The war finally ended, the Navy men departed, some Park veter¬ ans returned home, but many sensed that the school would never be the same. Too many things had changed. Dining was no longer family-style, and much of the old family feeling was gone too. When Dr. George Rohr- baugh became president in 1945, he dismissed several of the old fa¬ culty, thus shattering many links with the past. But most of all it was the coming of the automobile that was to blame. The solidarity bred in isolation could not sur¬ vive now that the city was only minutes, not hours, away. Many students chose to live off campus, and suddenly there were strangers in our midst. The world was changing too, and with its in¬ creased pace and production the old work program was simply not feasible. During the administra¬ tions of Drs. Zwingle and Long it was gradually phased out. Soon the literary societies, oratory and debate, old Park traditions, died too. And then magnificent Old Alumni burned down. But on the whole Park accepted the changes with quiet grace. Even the turbu¬ lent 60’s passed rather smoothly. Dr. Morrill’s “Challenge Curricu¬ lum” came and went. Dr. Mack¬ enzie started a new kind of pro¬ gram, the Military Degree Com¬ pletion Program. Under Presi¬ dent Ken Beyer, an Adult Educa¬ tion Program was begun at Crown Center, and student en¬ rollment was rapidly increased. But seemingly nothing could stop the undertow of fiscal troubles, including a dwindling endowment and rising deficit, that was threa¬ tening to pull Park College under once and for all. 14
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