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100 years ago: Feb. 6, 1913
The board for The Thistle meets to brainstorm sketches and drawings for the yearbook. The faculty adviser, Mr. Haaren, halts the meeting with a warning, “Ideas are not worth a ---- if we don’t have money to put them into print.” Students are encouraged to donate artwork and other graphics for The Thistle and to purchase a copy of the yearbook.

50 years ago: March 6, 1963
Over 1,000 printing executives from all over the country will travel to Carnegie Tech for the Spring Printing Management Alumni Seminar at the end of the month. The seminar will last three days and will include a tour of the new graphic arts facilities. Other topics to be covered include economics of printing, management science, and sales promotion.

25 years ago: Feb. 23, 1988
Carnival promises to be the largest event of its kind in Carnegie Mellon history. Unlike years past, Carnival will now take up all campus parking lots and completely cover the Morewood parking lot for the first time. The fireworks display has been moved from Thursday night to Friday night as well.

10 years ago: Feb. 24, 2003
In the rare event of cancelled classes, The Tartan asks students what they did on their unexpected day off. Most students spent the day alternating between sleeping, doing homework, and visiting with friends. Others, though, took full advantage of the freedom. One student said, “At about 4 a.m. I drank. I jumped down Donner hill and I don’t remember much.”

5 years ago: Feb. 25, 2008
Bill Gates spoke to a crowded audience in Rangos Hall about big changes that he believes are coming to the software industry, as well as his new philanthropic role in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Gates personally sponsors 12 Millennium scholars, and Microsoft has recruited 57 Carnegie Mellon students for full-time jobs.

1 year ago: Feb. 27, 2012
Girl Scout cookies come to Carnegie Mellon. A local troop sets up shop in the University Center to sell favorites like Thin Mints, Tagalongs, and Samoas, as well as new lemon-flavored Savannah Smiles.