100 years ago: Jesse Knight donates 500 acres of land on the Provo Bench to Brigham Young University. The land’s value is estimated at nearly $50,000.
75 years ago: Students can no longer sign a note promising to pay tuition by the end of the quarter—$10 of the $70 yearly fee is required as a down payment.
50 years ago: BYU establishes a doctoral program in clinical psychology, the university’s first doctoral program.
25 years ago: Jeans are added to the list of attire approved for women on campus.
10 years ago: Independent Study offers courses over the Web for the first time.
5 years ago: President Merrill J. Bateman dedicates the Milton A. Barlow Center in Washington, D.C. The center provides housing and classrooms for students attending the Washington Seminar.