Monthly Archives: December 2008

Little Giants

  This was the cover for the “Little Giants” issue of the October 1924 Caveman. From this issue, “The football team has got under way, losing the first game to Purdue, defeating Monmouth by a one-sided score. At this writing … Continue reading

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The Barbs

This is a photograph of the Barb Association ca 1914, the forerunner of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. This photo was taken using a rotating camera which is why curb, which is straight, appears to bend.  This was a popular … Continue reading

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The test…1956

I can tell it is approaching the end of the semester by the change in the students. They are just a little more determined as they walk across campus. They are filling the library and printing out the final copies … Continue reading

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175 Years of Teaching and Learning

This December marks the 175th anniversary of teaching and learning at Wabash College. On December 3, 1833 the work of the College began when Caleb Mills rang a bell calling his 12 students to order.  The bell Caleb Mills used … Continue reading

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A Liberal Arts College for Men

This is the first sign that stood on the corner of Grant and Wabash.  It was put there by Byron Trippet in the 1930’s. The back story is that the Indianapolis alums were complaining that the campus corner was shabby … Continue reading

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A good life…

Bill Placher’s 1970 Commencement address lives on as one of the classic speeches delivered on campus.  The fact that it was a senior delivering it was even more incredible.  Each year when the commencement speech assignments are given to the … Continue reading

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Class of 1913

A phrase that I often hear is, "Back in the day…" which when used by students might mean 20 years ago or 150 years ago. It is a handy phrase which in this posting means 95 years ago…So, back in … Continue reading

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