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1837

Marshall Academy (Marshall College, then Marshall University) was established

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Mar 30, 1838

General Assembly incorporated Marshall Academy

1850

Trustees offered Marshall Univ. to the Western Virginia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South

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1858

General Assembly amended the act of incorporation

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1863

The Marshall College property was sold at public auction to Salina Hite Mason

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Feb 27, 1867

The legislature established the West Virginia State Normal School at Marshall

Aug 01, 1867

State regents took over Marshall College

Jun 15, 1868

Marshall College's first term began with 25 students enrolled in three departments: the normal, the academic and the primary

1870

The first class at Marshall College, consisting of one female and three male normal-school students graduated

1870

Marshall College added a new brick addition at the west end of the existing building

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1907

Lawrence J. Corbly's title was changed from principal to president of Marshall College (now University)

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1913

Course work was added to Marshall University to include the equivalent of freshman and sophomore years of college

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1920

Marshall became a four-year college

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1921

Marshall College awarded its first baccalaureate degrees

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1935

James Allen took over as president of Marshall College (now University)

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1937

The Marshall College centennial brought descendants of John Marshall to the campus for the unveiling of a bust of the chief justice

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1939

Enrollment at Marshall College (now University) peaked at 2,177 students

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1940

The first master's degree was awarded from Marshall College (now University)

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1946

A new dining hall was constructed at Marshall College (now University)

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1948

The appointment of a separate dean for the Marshall College graduate school began

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1950

A new science building was constructed at Marshall College (now University)

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1955

Coach Cam Henderson left Marshall College (now University)

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1958

A new dormitory was constructed at Marshall College (now University)

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Mar 02, 1961

Marshall College became Marshall University

1962

A new dormitory was constructed at Marshall University

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1967

A new dormitory was constructed at Marshall University

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1968

A new academic building was constructed at Marshall University

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Nov 14, 1970

A plane crashed into a hillside just before the Tri-State Airport killing nearly the entire Marshall University football team and crew

1974

Marshall University began an era of unprecedented growth

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1997

The West Virginia Graduate College in South Charleston merged with Marshall University

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2002

A doctorate of psychology was added to Marshall University

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2002

The oldest section of Marshall University's Old Main was still standing

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Jul 01, 2005

Stephen Kopp became Marshall University's 39th president

2005

Enrollments at Marshall University exceeded 16,000

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Dec 17, 2014

Marshall University President Stephen Kopp died

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