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University alumnus reflects on his time at the 1965 Selma protests

John Baird, University 1968 alumnus, participated in the march through Selma, Alabama, in 1965 along with four other University students.
March 16, 2015

John Baird felt the edges of a large envelope.  He found it at his home buried in a box, wedged between newspaper front pages and term papers from his years at the University. The basement of his house...

Drawing the gender line

Drawing the gender line
October 2, 2014

While walking around campus, I saw a sign for what I thought was a rather interesting student organization: the Society of Women Engineers.  Women in engineering? Why is that unusual enough to warrant...

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