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The day is Monday, August 28 in the year 1967.

College’s Christian Center creates school’s first controversy (28 August 1967): After the board formally announced college support for a College Christian Center—in the form of chairs, tables, and other equipment when necessary—some residents and newspaper outlets were concerned that the move was possibly unconstitutional, violating the separation of church and state. Described as a “blunder” by the Decatur-Herald and Review, the administration and members of the Board assured citizens that no tax money would be spent on the project, and that students and local churches interested in supporting the center would be required to raise funds to pay for it. Phipps stated that it was not officially

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