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100 YEARS AGO — Oct. 5, 1911

A writer decides to calculate the amount of money that students spend in a year to study at Carnegie Tech and determines that 600 students would collectively spend $246,460, equaling about $410 per student a year. Nowadays, that wouldn’t even get you one class at Carnegie Mellon, let alone a whole semester.

50 YEARS AGO — Oct. 4, 1961

The front page announces the upcoming dedication of the new Hunt Library. The university president is quoted as saying that the Hunt Library provides “an environment that is inviting and conducive to studying.” I wonder how conducive to studying he would think the library is now that it’s been turned into Club Hunt.

25 YEARS AGO — Oct. 7, 1986

In a letter to the editor, two fraternity brothers argue that Animal House doesn’t paint an accurate picture of fraternities, and accuse The Tartan of giving “major headlines to the occasional bad sides (such as alleged stabbings) of fraternity life.” Gee, I wonder why someone getting stabbed would get front-page coverage over a fraternity’s service projects.

10 YEARS AGO — Oct. 1, 2001

The Arts & Living section documents a performance art piece that took place in a men’s bathroom in the University Center. A student sat in one of the stalls with a table balanced on his lap and proceeded to enjoy a full gourmet meal. Today, you’re probably more likely find a student in the bathroom with a computer on his lap, coding.

FIVE YEARS AGO — Oct. 2, 2006

A Tartan article mentions a recent study by the Center for Academic Integrity at Duke University, which has found that MBA students are the biggest cheats in academia. In the study, 56 percent of MBA students admit to cheating. They are closely followed by engineering students at 54 percent, and science students at 50 percent.

ONE YEAR AGO — Oct. 4, 2010

Alpha Chi Omega hosts a giant game of “Ultimate Ninja” as a fundraiser for the Pittsburgh Women’s Shelter, in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Ninjas Against Domestic Violence had about 30 participants and raised over $1,000.