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75 years ago
The Dramatic Club presented Wedding Bells, a three-act play by Salisbury Fields, at the Auditorium. … Summer enrollment reached 2,300. According to Dean W. Joseph McConnell, the increase included more juniors and seniors, indicating that more people were interested in getting degrees, thus raising the standard of public education. … Parking was becoming a problem. With enrollment nearly doubled, the campus was encircled with automobiles of commuting students.

50 years ago
"Doc Hibberd" was featured in a Campus Chat article on his unconventional teaching style, which involved teaching his 600-level doctoral music class from his home. … Jerry Cahill's 19-inch, 500-pound vase, which, according to art department head Cora Stafford, was one of the best designs to come out of the department, was featured on the front page of the Chat. …W. Joseph McConnell retired as North Texas president after 17 years of service. J.C. Matthews, vice president, succeeded him.

25 years ago
The Regents voted 5-3 against a request to sell alcohol in the Union Building. … The One O'Clock Lab Band began a four-week concert tour, with two concerts scheduled for the Fourth of July in Leningrad, Russia. … After five years of deliberation, the Denton City Council approved construction of an intersection connecting Avenue A and Fry Street.

10 years ago
Kendall Hall was closed and residents relocated to West Hall. … A proposal for 18 area toll roads, including I-35E, brought negative reaction from the Denton community. … A football autographed by such sports greats as Evander Holyfield, Tony Dorsett and Jerry Rice was sold for $775 in an athletic department auction that raised $8,000 for scholarships. … Carl returned to campus after the summer break to continue preaching at the free speech area near the University Union.





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