Did you know?

50 Years Ago
March 27, 1956

Carnegie Tech received a computation center! No, it was not in Cyert Hall. The “center” was described as “a huge mathematical processing machine.” Its skills included “adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing almost instantaneously.” Finally, a way to replace my TI-89!

25 Years Ago
April 7, 1981

The University Planning Office unveiled plans to make improvements to campus. They included new renovations, lighting changes, and landscaping changes. Little did the University Planning Office know that 25 years later we would be graced with the greatest landscaping change of our time. That’s right... it’s big, it’s ugly, it symbolizes one man’s desire to use his power to place an architectural piece that destroys our campus. The Borof— I mean, Gates Building. Wouldn’t want to be perceived as an art hater.

10 Years Ago
March 18, 1996

Hooters violates women, wrote one Tartan columnist, after Hooters refused to employ scantily clad men in their restaurants as well as women. The columnist argued that we have to stop attacking the women who work at Hooters as if they are immoral. I wasn’t trying to attack her, I swear. I only wanted to read her shirt.

5 Years Ago
March 19, 2001

Films, foam, and other stuff took the stage at the Miller Gallery exhibit. The foam was used to hold water and form little “ponds” throughout the Miller Gallery. Originally there was a huge turnout at the exhibit, but when it was discovered that there were no girls in bathing suits running around, most of the frats left promptly.

1 Year Ago
March 22, 2005

A Tartan columnist wrote about the benefits of learning to live in an imperfect world, and to take the motto “you can’t always get what you want” a step further. The suggestion was what anyone might expect: for students to take a good hard look at themselves, and make a sacrifice. A Lenten sacrifice. My suggestion for what you should give up for Lent? Organized religion. Or... Lent.