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100 years ago: Nov. 2, 1911
Registration is up 230 students from any previous enrollment — surprising news, since the registration period is not even complete yet. It’s hard to imagine being excited over a mere increase of 230 students, given the competitive nature of enrolling at Carnegie Mellon today.

50 years ago: Nov. 1, 1961
An article this week is about women attending college just to find husbands. Hopefully that’s not the case anymore, but with a student body that is 40 percent female to 60 percent male, sometimes one has to wonder.

25 years ago: Nov. 4, 1986
The Greek blood drive this week boasts great success with 22 pints collected, bringing the total collected by Greeks for the year to 192 pints. Speaking of Greek life, Kappa Delta Rho is reinstated back on campus, after the chapter left campus in 1939 for insurance reasons.

10 years ago: Nov. 5, 2001
In the Forum section, Christian Restipo predicts the downfall of the automotive industry sometime in the future — with striking accuracy. Perhaps the answer to saving the auto industry was here at Carnegie Mellon all along.

5 years ago: Nov. 6, 2006
Movies are a recurring theme in this week’s issue. The 2008 romantic comedy Smart People is filmed at Carnegie Mellon for the following two weeks. The film stars some very well-known actors: Dennis Quaid, Thomas Haden Church, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Ellen Page.

1 year ago: Nov. 1, 2010
Jared Cohon is elected chair of the Executive Committee of the Association of American Universities (AAU). Founded in 1900, this research group consists of 61 American universities and two Canadian universities.