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Student protests over antiquated campus rules, the
war in Vietnam, and strained race relations diverted
energy and attention from making the transition to
digital competence. In 1970, the Kent State killings and
the “seven days in May” resulted in a sharp cut in the
university’s funding from the state legislature.
In 1972, when the administration moved the design
department into another college, Larry Busch became
acting chair, replacing Bill Perk.
In 1983, the department was moved back to the College
of Art, its original home. In that same year, Bucky Fuller
died. He had been away from Carbondale for 10 years.
The direct influence of Cohen, Morris, and even Fuller
waned over time. Yet, as the times and the faculty
changed, what remained was the vision of what designers
can do.