Monthly Archives: September 2014

What Fueled The Power Plant?

I came across something interesting in Dr. Lovett’s papers today that makes me think it might have been oil. There are almost no photographs in this collection, with the exception of two folders of images submitted to him by Wilmer … Continue reading

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Olajuwon in The Physics Amphitheater

I’ve written before about the terrific utility of the physics amphitheater as the site for all kinds of lectures and other events in addition to regular classes but I was still startled by this: All appearances to the contrary I … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies: M-I-C

K-E-Y Found this in a group of slides that were used for alumni road shows: It’s undated and I’m hoping it’s not a dorm room. I do admire the insouciance though.

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Sammy Switcheroo, 1950s

I got a lot of emails asking for more Sammy, so since I usually (well, at least “often”) aim to please, here y’all go. As I mentioned yesterday, while we have the basic outlines of the Sammy story and some … Continue reading

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Sammy Through The Ages

Karen Rogers, ’68 and I gave a talk today about the history of Sammy. There’s a lot of material about Sammy spread across all kinds of collections and this was the first time we’d ever tried to pull even a little … Continue reading

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Ruth Young, ’23

We made it home from vacation last night so–fair warning–I’m rested and ready to get back at it. I’ve had happy occasion recently to revisit the 1923 Campanile. In my judgement it’s one of the very best ever produced, mainly … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies: I Didn’t Wear My Slime Cap

What we have here is failure to communicate. I ran across these rebels while looking for something else in the 1923 Campanile. I can’t tell what their punishment is (aside from the sign, of course) but I feel pretty sure … Continue reading

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