Although dating to 1932, in 2016-17 we’re celebrating our 50th anniversary, given how the Department was reinvented in 1966-7 — in keeping with how the study of religion was established then across public universities in the US. No longer confessionally-oriented and staffed by campus ministers, it became a cross-culturally comparative and interdisciplinary field.
So all semester, each Monday we’ll be posting a weekly fun fact from 1966 — not that long ago for some of us yet ancient history for others.
So, to kick it off, remember when there was just one Doritos flavor…?
“The new beat in things to eat…”