In the course of the 1960s, Ford Hall and Hill Center, Job Hall and Muller Center all followed on schedule. By 1967, the year Jim Butterfield began a football legend on the South Hill turf, Textor Hall had its controversial Disc, the gift of a trustee, mounted on the roof terrace.
With the passing of the turbulent decade, Ithaca came of age as a college under fifth president Ellis Phillips Jr. The physical face of campus reached a plateau during the first half of the 1970s with the completion or renovation of several key buildings. The academic infrastructure stabilized as well, as we—at least for the moment—finished reorganizing schools, programs, and courses for maximum efficiency.
We also began to experiment with giving students an educational experience beyond South Hill. Internships grew into distant-learning opportunities with the establishment of a program in London, laying the foundation for future hands-on learning in such places as Rochester, Los Angeles, Singapore, and Australia.