Old News

A look back at The Spectator’s past

Madeline Fuerstenberg

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November 2, 2020

(Editor’s note: Old News is a biweekly column featuring articles in The Spectator from the past. These are brief summaries of past articles.)

This week …

Twenty years ago – March 25, 1999 Issue

‘Faculty, administration strive for upgrading of science hall’

St. Patrick’s Day was a “green” day for the faculty and administrative members who have been working to get an $11.5 million project approved from the renovative of Phillips Science Hall.

On March 12, Gov. Tommy Thompson and the rest of the State Building Commission approved the project, which now will become a part of the state Legislature’s 1999-2001 biennium budget proposal.

It’s anticipated that the Legislature will give the final answer sometime early this summer, said Kathy Mitchell, associate vice chancellor.

While the group is waiting for the final okay from the Legislature, plans for the project are still underway. In the time from now, until the project goes in front of the Legislature, the design will be finished. After the design is completed, the group will find out the final cost.


Forty years ago – March 29, 1979 Issue

The following is an advertisement as seen in The Spectator in 1979

Sixty years ago – March 19, 1959

‘Spectator Wins Medalist Honor’

The Spectator received medalist honors for “publication of distinction” in the 35th annual Columbia Scholastic Press Association held in New York March 12-14 in the printed newspaper division for senior colleges and universities of 1,500 to 2,500 enrollment.

A board of 30 school press authorities using a 1,000 point scoring system covering content, make-up, headlines and all other phases of publication procedures decided the honors.

The Spectator is a member of the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and the Associated Collegiate Press.

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