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Looking Back


125 years ago: The B.Y.A. Student, the university’s first student periodical, releases its inaugural issue on Jan. 27.

100 years ago: Brigham Young University offers its first master’s degrees.

75 years ago: President Franklin S. Harris conducts the first BYU Mutual Improvement Association meeting—with 486 people—after receiving authorization from the Church to participate in ecclesiastical activities on campus.

Congdon and Memelka BYU basketball
Superstars on BYU basketball’s backcourt, starting guards Jeffrey D. Congdon (’66) and Dick S. Nemelka (BS ’66, MS ’71) helped propel the team to a 1966 NIT Championship victory. Photo courtesy L. Tom Perry Special Collections UAP 2 F-294.

50 years ago: The BYU basketball team wins the 1966 NIT Championship, defeating New York University 97–84 at Madison Square Garden.

25 years ago: BYU purchases the Milton A. Barlow Center in Washington, D.C., which will eventually house Washington Seminar students.

10 years ago: Vocal Point, BYU’s male a cappella group, beats out more than 150 groups from around the world to win the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella.

5 years ago: Miles B. Batty (BS ’12) breaks BYU’s 30-year-old indoor mile record with a time of 3:55.79. He’d go on to win the NCAA indoor mile championship and be named National Men’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Year.

web: Read more about BYU’s history on the University Archives blog at http://lib.byu.edu/sites/byuhistory.

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