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Looking Back: Winter 2013
Author: Kathryn Kirkland
Posted: February 4, 2013

Baby, it's cold outside

FIFTY YEARS AGO, "the machinery of higher education with its IBM cards and ID numbers ground to a temporary halt in the middle of winter term," wrote editors in the 1963 Viking Yearbook. The campus closed for two days because of heavy snow, but when it re-opened, students enjoyed hanging out in the cafeteria, located in the College Center (today's Smith Union). That academic year, enrollment was 5,788, dances and homecoming drew big crowds, Neuberger Hall was completed, and the College's first master's degrees were authorized.