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Down the Corridor


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75 years ago
Three thousand fans saw the Eagles defeat Decatur 33-0 in the first home game of the football season. … Twenty-seven years after she attended North Texas as a student during its first year as a state-supported institution, Mrs. H.E. Storey of Dallas visited and found it so changed she "would not have known the place had it not been for the location." … Noted author John Cowper Powys was scheduled for three lectures, including one on the psychology of race. "Ignorance of the other races is the chief basis for the hatred that now exists between them," he said. "A question of your intelligence is: Can you detach yourself from your race and see the world from other people's eyes?"

50 years ago
Enrollment for the fall semester reached 4,499 students, 143 more than the previous year's enrollment. … North Texas student Kay Gromalsky of Eden traveled throughout the nation after being named Miss Wool of 1953. … Talons, the campus's oldest fraternity, became affiliated with the national Kappa Alpha Order in a two-day ceremony. The Talons organized in 1926. … A student's father, after moving his daughter in to her room on the third floor of Marquis Hall, gave $5 to start an elevator fund. … The Eagles downed the San Diego Naval Training Center 27-12 at Eagle Stadium and later had their first conference win of the season, beating Midwestern University 39-7.

25 years ago
North Texas students were among the volunteers who helped A.T. Evers rebuild his home, which had been burned as a result of arson the previous year. The Denton County Historical Commission sponsored a workday for the house at 1035 W. Oak. … Construction of the health, physical education and recreation building (today's PEB) neared completion. … A series of Oktoberfest activities brought German spirit to campus. Among the activities was a knee-high contest. … Sprits were also high at the NT40 Fest as students participated in the Theta Chi car smash, the KNTU record smash and a pie-throwing contest.

10 years ago
A faculty-only computer lab opened on the second floor of Willis Library to provide better access to the library's resources for faculty. … Seven thousand people attended a Pearl Jam concert at the Coliseum. … The Student Health Center added anonymous HIV testing to its services. … UNT received permission from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to expand Fouts Field. Increasing seating capacity at the stadium was a step toward returning to Division I-A status.





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