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50 years ago
October 15, 1956
The Home Economics Club reconvened this Wednesday under the supervision of Miss Gertrude Smith, the teacher of adult hobby classes at CIT. All members were encouraged to bring their freshly-starched aprons for this swell event. The week’s topic was centered on the budding art of decorative flower arrangements, along with a tutorial in baking. Many Techies already knew how chemical combustion worked, but now they learned how it helps make a good bundt cake.
25 years ago
October 13, 1981
Science Hall was officially dedicated to the memory of Raymond John Wean. Students know this building as Wean Hall. We’re sure the late Wean would have been touched that the most beautiful building on campus was named in his honor.
10 years ago
October 21, 1996
Carnegie Mellon hosted a software event. Events included programming, talks about software, and basics for creating operating systems. The following week, Carnegie Mellon hosted a software event. Events included programming, talks about software, and basics for creating operating systems. The following week, Carnegie Mellon…
October 15, 2001
An officer was radioed in to the University Center for reports of unwarranted soliciting by youths selling candy. The candy sellers claimed that they were raising money for their high school’s cheerleading team. Officers then confiscated the goods. When asked later about the event, the police claimed the offenders were complacent, and that “the operation was as easy as taking candy from a baby.”
October 17, 2005
Students noted that lately their peers had not been attentive during lectures. A Tartan staffwriter who observed the popular methods in the never-ending battle each student faces in order to stay awake during class offered some tips.
* Try to hold your breath for as long as you can without passing out. Time yourself. Record your time. Repeat.
* Arm wrestle/play thumb war with yourself and accuse your right arm/left thumb of cheating.
* Switch seats in a clandestine manner every time the professor turns to face the black board. Count how many times you can do this without getting caught.