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Did you know?

100 YEARS AGO

March 1, 1911

In its entirety, a news item reads: “The C. E. Society of M. I. T. gave a moving picture show last week. Music accompanied the pictures. Many ladies were present.” Glad we’ve got all the pertinent facts there.

50 YEARS AGO

March 1, 1961

A reader-response column asks students about the first thing they would do if they became the president of Carnegie Tech. The responses — cut Greek life more slack, improve school spirit, reduce apathy, and create more parking spaces — don’t seem to have changed much in half a century.

25 YEARS AGO

Feb. 18, 1986

The spring final exams schedule includes listings for such memorable classes as “CH ASP ORG BIO MTL,” “MATH MDL ENV QUA SY,” “PRB AP ST PH S&E II,” and “SO CR SU AM POP FLM.” Keep these in mind the next time your parents complain about your text-message English.

10 YEARS AGO

Feb. 26, 2001

A front-page article describes plans for a “currently unnamed” new dorm to be built between Morewood Gardens and Mudge House. “Current” means a lot here: The design phase of the project began in October 1995, but it was 12 years until President Cohon announced the dorm’s permanent name, Stever House.

FIVE YEARS AGO

Feb. 27, 2006

The SciTech column features a study claiming that students may think better on an empty stomach. Researchers at Yale University found that the “hunger hormone” ghrelin can promote learning and memory performance. Now we have yet another reason to avoid the campus eateries as midterms approach.

ONE YEAR AGO

March 1, 2010

Beating Watson by a year, this week School of Architecture professor Pablo Garcia is the Jeopardy! contestant with Carnegie Mellon ties. Going into Final Jeopardy with $11,600, Garcia answered the final question about 19th-century artists correctly, but lost the overall match by a dollar. Ouch.