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Vol. 75, No. 8 (May 1971)

Graff, Carolyn
Editorial: 75 years in review,   pp. 3-4


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Editorial
75 YEARS
IN REVIEW
           by Carolyn Graff
   This special anniversary  issue  marks the
completion of seventy-five years of successful
publishing of the Wisconsin Engineer. Through
times of war, depression, apathy, and social
awareness the magazine has survived. The format
has  changed; the   printing  techniques  have
advanced; the articles deal with more than the
technical aspects of engineering. The changes in the
magazine parallel changes in the world. Progress -
the watchword of the engineering world; of the
Wisco ri sil 1ly,,_ in (cr.
  Like the magazine the College of Engineering at
the University of Wisconsin has changed. No longer
housed in the Education BLilding on Bascom Hill
the college enjoys ai ca11puLs of its own. The Mining
and MetallUrgy Building on Johnsoni St. was the
first building in the southwest corner of the
campus now knowIn ais the Eigineering CamPLIS.
Shortly tlhereafter the Mchaliical Eig-ineerin1g
Buildilln  Was  built followed  by  the   large
Engineering Building which houses Civil, Chemical,
Electrical,  and  En-ineering  Mechanics.  The
Engineering Research Builildn  was occupied for
the first time one and a half years ago.
MAY, 1971
  Likewise, the faculty and the student body on
the Engineering Campus have grown immensely.
Seventy-five years ago  2 1 I  students pursued
engineering. Today there are 2077 undergraduates.
  The faculty has climbed from 51 to 410. Some
professors saw their sons return aind teach on their
staff. Many alumni have returned to their alma
mater to teach in the same rooms in which they
themselves once learned.
  This month we commemorate a magazinie that
represents the journalistic works of engineering
students from the past 75 years. We salLte a sachool
that has produced    thousands of well-trained
graduates well-equipped to serve the world as
engineers.
   The articles within this magazine tell the
highlights, the ordinary life of students, professors,
and staff members of the 1li(sonlsin ltninee(11r on
the campLs of 75, 50 and 25 years ago. Though
much has been overlooked, it's easy to see the
dedication of those on the staff and those in the
school, both professors and students. To them we
dedicate this issue.
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