Deane W. Malott, 1951
Deane W. Malott requested that his Installation be treated as a “family affair,” in keeping with the simplicity of events at the university during and just after the war years. A simple ceremony attended by more than 10,000 persons, including trustees, faculty, staff, students, and alumni, was held on Libe Slope at 11 a.m. on September 19, 1951. A Chimes concert provided a 15-minute prelude, and Professor Robert Cushman gave an address on “The Cornell Tradition.” Neal Dow Becker, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, presented President Malott with the Cornell Charter, installing him as President, and President Malott gave his Inauguration Address. The Glee Club sang The Evening Song, followed by a medley of marching songs on the Chimes.