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Looking Back

old car100 years ago: U.S. president William Taft visits Provo and BYU campus in 1909, prompting students to put the large letters T-A-F-T below the Y on the mountain.

75 years ago: In order to provide better counseling for the nearly 30 percent of BYU students in the College of Arts and Sciences, administrators split the college into five divisions: biological science, physical science, social science, language, and general courses.

BYU Today50 years ago: BYU purchases 35 acres of land just north of campus for a new stadium and some 2,700 parking spaces.

25 years ago: BYU Today, the BYU alumni newspaper, becomes a magazine printed six times a year. It is a forebearer of BYU Magazine.

10 years ago: Led by Ryan Millar (BS ’03) and Ossie Antonetti (BA ’99), the BYU men’s volleyball team wins its first national championship in a three-game sweep over Long Beach State.

Lemming5 years ago: The BYU animation program receives a “student Emmy” award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation for the digitally animated short film Lemmings.

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