Fr. Michael Quinlan, C.S.C. (pictured), the second president and first Holy Cross president of the University of Portland, died on August 29, 1944, at age 70. He served as president from 1902 to 1906, succeeding Fr. Edward P. Murphy, a Portland archiocesan priest who had been appointed president by archbishop Alexander Christie. Fr. Quinlan’s tenure proved to be difficult, due mostly to a clash of personalities with Archbishop Christie. Both were plain-spoken men with no use for diplomacy. Fr. Quinlan was succeeded in 1906 by Rev. Joseph A. Gallagher, C.S.C., who served as president until 1914.
Also, on August 30, 1964, the first group of UP students departed for the University’s program in Salzburg. Under the guidance of the program’s first resident director, Fr. Ambrose Wheeler, C.S.C., the group would travel to Scotland to begin a tour that would take them through England and the continent before arriving in Salzburg. For more history from this week, see the University of Portland Almanac at www.up.edu/almanac/.