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From the archives: Nov. 27 – Dec. 3

This week: JFK, Easters outlawed and inside Newcomb’s kitchen


December 3, 1954

“Wilkinson Leads Hoopsters To Opening Game Win”

By Ted Scarborough

Under coach Bus Male, the 1954-55 “Hoopsters” crushed Hampden-Sydney in their opening game, with Buzzy Wilkinson scoring 48 of 110 points for the team. Wilkinson would go on to become an All-American in 1955 and was the first Virginia basketball player to have his jersey number retired, 14.


November 27, 1963

“Students Join World In Mourning Of Chief Executive”

By Dick Carlton

Grief-stricken students react to the news of U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, expressing admiration for the media’s dedicated reporting during such a difficult time.


December 1, 1976

“Higher drinking age bill worries University groups”

By Ann Bounds

A Virginia General Assembly bill proposed raising the drinking age from 18 to 20 years old. The bill was, to no surprise, largely unpopular among students at the University. If passed, fraternity presidents and other leaders of social gatherings would be liable should underage drinking occur at their events.


December 2, 1982

“University cancels Easters parties”

By Eric Nichols

In December 1982, University officials ruled that Easters revelries would no longer be held on University property, including all fraternity houses, due to the increased risk of alcohol-related injuries and vandalism. The weekend was described as “a major spring bash, full-throttle, overdrive” and “the greatest party and the country.”


December 1, 1993

“What’s cooking?”

By Katie Pfleger

Photos by Mark Stehle

80-gallon kettles for soup, 4-foot-tall mixers for mashed potatoes, and 700 gallons of frozen yogurt in the freezer. Newcomb Dining Hall is equipped to cook for thousands of students every day, and its crew works hard to ensure cleanliness and efficiency.


November 30, 2004

“First day of January Term sign-ups draws over 100”

By Becca Garrison

Registration for the first ever J-term session took place in late fall, 2004, and the only class to fill up on the first day was a Politics course centered around Iraq. The article emphasizes how the extra two weeks of classes will burden the University, but directors remain hopeful about the program’s success.