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Did You Know?

100 years ago: Dec. 5, 1912
The Tartan claims that there are 4,856 international students at U.S. colleges for the 1911–12 school year. Sample statistics include 549 students from China, 415 from Japan, 123 from the Philippines, and 21 from Korea. It’s crazy to imagine, since over 1,000 international students make up today’s demographics at Carnegie Mellon.

50 years ago: Dec. 12, 1962
An anonymous gift of $175,000 will go toward finishing the fourth floor of Hunt Library. The new floor will be a haven for College of Fine Arts equipment, including a state-of-the-art music listening facility. Hopefully, the library staff of the ’60s had better luck with renovations than the current staff.

25 years ago: Nov. 17, 1987
The “Sex Bowl,” sponsored by Mudge house, names Hamerschlag 3A the winner in the single elimination tournament. One question — “How far can a guy ejaculate?” — was correctly answered by participant Mike Peters as “several feet — I know from personal experience.”

10 years ago: Nov. 18, 2002
The pilot StuCo program lost 83 out of 206 students in its first semester, thought to be because each class only earns students one credit, but takes up a lot of time. A noteworthy course no longer offered: Home Beer Brewing. Who decided it would be a good idea to let that class go?

5 years ago: Nov. 19, 2007
College tours should focus less on the mundane and more on the unique aspects of a college, argues a Forum writer. Tour guides should spend more time talking about the Fence, Carnival, and our mascot the Scottie dog — less about interlibrary loans with the University of Pittsburgh.

1 year ago: Nov. 14, 2011
Two creative writing students are awarded the Charles C. Dawe Memorial Award, a fund for creating literary journals. The women designed and released the Print Oriented Bastards with hopes of creating a little black book to inspire writers.