Cluff - Netflix

Cluff is a crime drama set in the fictional town of Gunnershaw in the Yorkshire Dales. The series is based on the novels by Gil North.

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 50 minutes

Premier: 1964-08-03

Cluff - Benjamin Cluff - Netflix

Benjamin Cluff, Jr. (February 7, 1858 – June 16, 1948) was the first President of Brigham Young University, and the school's third principal. Under his administration, the student body and faculty more than doubled in size, and the school went from an academy to a university, and was officially incorporated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Cluff changed class periods from half an hour to a full hour, adopted the official colors of the university, started summer school and the Alumni Association, encouraged the university's first student newspaper (White and Blue), provided the first student loans, and developed an intercollegiate sports system.

Cluff - Church University - Netflix

On January 4, 1892, the principalship of Brigham Young Academy was passed from Maeser to Cluff. This occurred on the same day that approximately one thousand people were gathered for the dedication of the new Academy Building. After becoming principal, there were many pressing matters that Cluff had to address. One of those matters was the proposed formation of an LDS university in Salt Lake City. Many worried that this would affect the Academy by taking away some of its most prestigious teachers, including Cluff who had been offered a position there. Fortunately for the Academy, Cluff did not go to the LDS College. When the Circular Number Eight, a document that restricted the right of existing LDS schools in order to centralize the new Church University, was created by the General Board of Education, Cluff and other leaders of major church schools tried to fight back against certain provisions of the document. One provision that Cluff feared was the restriction of church schools other than the new Church University to give degrees to their students. Although the leaders of the major LDS schools were apprehensive about the idea of creating a Church University, many of the most prestigious of these educators were called to be members of the committee charged with the responsibility to organize the new Church University. Along with Cluff, the committee consisted of Karl G. Maeser, and James E. Talmage from the Academy, plus James Sharp, and Willard Young. The next day, the committee proposed that the new university be called “The University of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” or the “Church University”. After nationwide financial issues, church leadership decided to suspend any further efforts to create the Church University and proceeded to give their support to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. After continuous financial struggles, the Academy was able to stay open, but because of the death of Abraham O. Smoot who was a generous benefactor of the Academy, the financial struggles lasted longer than other periods of financial challenges. In 1893, Cluff went back to the University of Michigan to work on a master's degree and left George H. Brimhall as acting president.

Cluff - References - Netflix