Editor's Note: We're excited to introduce a new series from The Cavalier Daily's archivist, Grace Franklin. We'll be highlighting stories from the archives each week between the 1950s and the 2000s. You can find these on Instagram each week as well.
September 13, 1956
“First-Year Orientation Underway This Week”
In a special orientation issue of the Cavalier Daily, incoming first years were informed about the schedule of tours, receptions, club information, dorm hall meetings, and even a movie showing, which sounds reminiscent of our present-day Wahoo Welcome.
September 16, 1965
“‘You Can Always Tell A Virginia Man…”
By Lamont Pugh
The Virginia men of the 60s were seemingly fashion-forward, as an older alum writes to applaud their smart clothing choices, but warns against “laxity”. As Pugh writes, collared shirts are acceptable at picnics, but the “lecture halls at the University of Virginia are not places for picnics”.
September 14, 1970
“By God, I Think They’re Here To Stay”
By Steve Grimwood
Photo by Howard Weinberg
This week in the year 1970, the University officially became coeducational. In this article, which reads rather tongue-in-cheek, the author writes that “laundry boards and full length mirrors” were installed in the dormitories and parallels the arrival of the women with the racial integration of the decades prior.
September 13, 1982
“Scientists make energy breakthrough”
By Jonathan Coppersmith
Chemistry professors James N. Demas and Benjamin A. DeGraff developed photogalvanic cells that they claimed could store solar-generated electricity for longer than photovoltaic cells. Demas, over 40 years ago, was quoted as saying, “Eventually a solar-generated form of electricity will have to supply a significant fraction of our electrical needs.”
September 17, 1997
“Arnette’s closes its doors after 22 years on the Corner”
By Patricia Anyaso
Photo by Hank Holzgrefe
This article details Arnette’s closing, a manifestation of an ever-changing Corner. The student space “1515” would open in the same building 20 years later.
September 12, 2001
“A Silent Night”
By Rachel Alberico, Christa Dierksheide, Catherine Dunn and Julie Hofler
Photo by Sarah Cramer
Students react to the news of the September 11 attacks.
Grace Franklin is The Cavalier Daily’s archivist. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.