125 years ago: Teachers were charged to see that no female student was permitted to go out without some covering on her head.
100 years ago: BYU applied to become the official Church university.
75 years ago: Freshman initiation included being forced to wear a beanie cap that bore the letters F-R-O-S-H.
25 years ago: Under president Jeffrey R. Holland (BS ’65) the Excellence in the Eighties campaign was launched and eventually raised more than $100 million to strengthen the school’s infrastructure—buildings, equipment, etc.
10 years ago: Provo City residents pass a $16.8 million bond to build a new library in the dilapidated and neglected Brigham Young Academy (BYA) building. The BYA Foundation followed up the election by raising the additional $5.4 million required for the project within the next five months, thus saving the historic structure from the wrecking ball.