50 Years Ago
April 19, 1955
Student Council passed a motion prohibiting any professional musical aggregation from appearing on campus during Spring Carnival other than the regularly scheduled Carnival acts. This action was taken to prohibit fraternities from hiring musical acts, as Student Council felt that these acts would compete with the regular Carnival dances and performances, as had been the case for quite some time.
25 Years Ago
April 8, 1980
Muddy Waters was announced as the Spring Carnival concert act, sponsored by both AB Carnival Committee and SDC. Widely known as one of the most influential blues musicians of the '50s and '60s, Waters had recently toured with Eric Clapton. A tribute to Muddy Waters had been held the previous summer at Radio City Music Hall. Admission cost $3 for the general public and $2 for students, with a 50-cent discount for dorm residents.
10 Years Ago
April 10, 1995
Three members of AEPi were hurt when their booth collapsed during construction on Midway. The students were working on building an [ITAL]Animaniacs[ITAL]-themed booth that included a yellow water tower, similar to the one on the Warner Bros. logo. The tower had been constructed lopsided, and it fell over as the students were tying to put on the roof. The three students were sent to Presbyterian Hospital, but all were released with minor injuries. The booth fell into Beta's booth area, but their booth hadn't been installed yet so no damage was done. AEPi immediately began work on repairing the booth, which stood up through Carnival.
5 Years Ago
April 10, 2000
Faculty Senate accepted a new health benefits policy that granted coverage to same-sex domestic partners. The Human Relations Commission had studied the issue and had submitted the policy for Faculty Senate to review. The Commission conducted several hearings in 1999 and 2000 for the community to voice their opinions on the policy. Several attendees at these hearings had arrived with Bibles, voicing their opinion that homosexuality is contrary to their religion and thus should not be supported by the University. Nonetheless, Faculty Senate accepted the Commission's suggestion and extended the current benefits to include same-sex domestic partners.