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Remembering the trimester

Re : “Did You Know?: 50 years ago, Binghamton adopted a trimester calendar. Called the “Great Experiment” by students, it was abandoned in 1968.”

One actual “great” thing about the fall 1963 beginning of the trimester calendar was that for this sophomore-about-to-become-a-junior, it meant a fantastically long five-month “endless summer” vacation (since school ended in May or June and did not resume until November).