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This Week in Millsaps History

This week in Millsaps History recounts Millsaps’ past and the events that changed how the campus looks today. When The Purple and White began publication in 1908, it covered student’s affairs ranging from academic to social. Through the week of September 27th to October 3rd, we see the construction of two campus sorority lodges as well as a student poll on whether to make dining facilities smoking or non-smoking. All these events signify their time at Millsaps and what our student body was concerned with as a whole.

September 28, 1945
The Purple and White celebrates its thirty-eight year of publications

September 28, 1956
Twenty-Three 1956 graduates enter Med Schools ranging from Harvard University Medical School to University of Mississippi Medical School

September 30, 1949
Millsaps has eight international students enrolled for the 49-50 school year, the students are from China, Czechoslovakia, Cuba, Lativa, and Chile respectively

October 1, 1985
Students vote on designating the dining room as ‘smoking’ or ‘non-smoking’

October 1, 2009
The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Millsaps a grant totaling $384,535 to purchase new instruments for the W.M. Keck Center for Instrumental and Biochemical Comparative Archaeology

October 2, 1962
Chi Omega and Kappa Delta commence the building of their sorority lodges on the highly sought-after space between the library and North State St

October 2, 1997
After suffering two prior losses, the Millsaps football team defeats the Greenville College Panthers with a score of 56-12

October 3, 2002
Over family weekend the Majors won in all four sports competed with a 56-12 victory over South Alabama in football

The article was crafted using secondary sources. For more information regarding Millsaps’s history, please visit the following sources below:
“Millsaps College Archives: The Purple & White: Introduction.” LibGuides,
Millsaps College, Millsaps-Wilson Library : Free Texts : Free Download, Borrow and Streaming : Internet Archive.–+Students+–+Newspapers%22&and%5B%5D=subject%3A%22College+Student+Newspapers+and+Periodicals+–+Mississippi+–+Jackson%22&and%5B%5D=subject%3A%22Millsaps+College+–+Students+–+Newpapers%22&and%5B%5D=subject%3A%22Millsaps+College+–+Students+–+Newspapers+–%22&sort=-downloads&page=2. Accessed 31 Aug. 2020.