1930 Degree-granting power extended to include B.S. with specifications. Acquisition of Botolph Building from the Boston YMCA. Acquisition of Huntington Field in Brookline. 1933 First year of football as a varsity sport. 1934 Dramatic Club formed (later renamed The Silver Masque). 1935 Northeastern University Corporation established, making the university independent from the YMCA. The College of Liberal Arts opens. College of Engineering accredited by the University of the State of New York. 1937 The Academy, honor society of the College of Liberal Arts, organized. 1938 Richards Hall, the first building constucted by the University, completed.