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100 years ago
Sept. 30, 1908

During a bandaging class, a plebe (first year at 1908 Carnegie Tech) fainted upon hearing the word “blood.” The article, titled “Plebe faints,” stressed that the professor hardly mentioned blood, and demonstrated the process using only a lead pencil and handkerchief. The article verified the commitment Carnegie Tech had toward embarrassing plebes.

50 years ago
Sept. 30, 1958

The results are in for the highest grade point averages for fraternities and sororities. For the men, Sigma Alpha Epsilon claimed top honors, with an impressive 2.45 average, while Delta Gamma took the gold for the ladies with a 2.90. Sure, graduates of this time may claim that grade inflation causes much higher grades today. Well, I say that the low grades of yesteryear were a product of a generation of slackers who watched too much television.

25 years ago
Oct. 2, 1983

A press conference is held for five new clubs. Each club gave a brief statement about their mission. The event was clearly a success, especially since the representative of Carnegie Mellon’s Gaming Club wasn’t in his dorm room playing Dungeons and Dragons.

10 years ago
September 28, 1998

After an eight-year hiatus, Carnegie Mellon will again give honorary degrees. President Cohon forms a committee to evaluate potential recipients of this award. The committee doesn’t seem to have any ideas about who to award them to, though. If I were on the committee, I would choose Alanis Morissette. She has one hand in her pocket, but the other one could be holding a degree.

5 years ago
Oct. 6, 2003

The Hunt Botanical Institute is exhibiting “The Healing Plants of Ida Hrubesky Pemberton.” Interested students can see the rest of the display on the fifth floor of Hunt Library. That’s right — Hunt has a Botanical Institute on the fifth floor. It’s located right next to the Hunt African Drum Society and the Hunt Hannah Montana Research Organization.

1 year ago
October 1, 2007

The Tartan interviews new Student Body President Sean Weinstock and Vice President Adi Jain. Both were willing to listen to others’ opinions on how to fix the school’s problems. “Find us, e-mail us, harass us, whatever you have to do,” Jain offered. Too bad this kind of service doesn’t exist on a national level. Harassing the president of the United States can get you in some serious trouble.