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100 years ago: Feb. 13, 1913
The second competition to find the perfect Carnegie Tech song is under way. Entries are due at the end of March. Students and alumni of all ages and talents are urged to submit a song. The only criteria for the song are that it has to be original, cheerful, inspiring, and appropriate.

50 years ago: March 13, 1963
All graduating students who intend to receive bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees in 1963 are reminded to submit $10 to the Office of the Registrar. Doctoral graduates must submit an additional $25 deposit to be returned upon completion of a doctoral thesis.

25 years ago: March 8, 1988
Carnegie Mellon’s pre-med club, Carnegie Care Unit, hosts Robert Glue from the University of Pittsburgh. The club is a network of students intending to work in medicine, and speakers come once a month to discuss different areas of the healthcare field. The group also organized the Safe Sex Symposium earlier in the school year.

10 years ago: March 3, 2003
The Carnegie Mellon Women’s Center hosts Sex Week. The event starts out with an erotic reading by creative writing students while a large box of flavored condoms and lube is passed around. The center is described by The Tartan as resembling “the cozy home of an intellectual, graying lesbian couple,” and books about psychology, feminism, and sexuality line the walls.

5 years ago: March 3, 2008
Incoming Carnegie Mellon students for the 2008–09 academic year will pay the 10th highest tuition rate in the United States. The estimated total for all expenses is $51,355. The university maintains that the tuition hikes are helping make Carnegie Mellon a better institution with more personal and professional opportunities for students.

1 year ago: March 5, 2012
Student Senate unanimously votes to hold impeachment proceedings against Student Body President Jake Flittner. With the unanimous movement to impeach Flittner, Student Body Vice President Sangita Sharma is appointed to fill the president’s seat until the issue is resolved.