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145 years young

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Founders day is upon us at the University of Massachusetts and the campus is gearing up to celebrate 145 years of existence.

Check out tomorrow's Daily Collegian for your blast from the past, but in the meantime, here's today's commemorative itenerary (courtesy UMass.edu):

10:00 Music & Dance
11:30 Barbeque Luncheon and entertainment
12:15 UMass Amherst Marching Band arrives
12:20 Remarks by UMass President Jack Wilson and Governor Deval Patrick
12:40 Ceremonial cutting of the birthday cake
11:30 – 1:30 University Historical Exhibit

Stay tuned to the Daily Collegian online for more multimedia coverage of the festivities.

These photographs are from the Department of Special Collections and University Archives of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Visit their Web site at www.library.umass.edu/spcoll/. Please do not reproduce these images without their permission.
posted by Derrick Perkins, 12:12 AM


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