Saturday, December 18, 2010

"Gloriana, Frangipana, E'er to her be true!"

"She's the pride of Indiana, hail to old IU."

MRC the Men's Residence Center
So we woke with the Saturday morning sunlight, and set out to drive the campus we had not seen in years, including those places we lived when we were in school here.

This first photo is of what at the time was called MRC, or Men's Residence Center.  I believe it is still the oldest residence hall complex in use at IU.  When I lived here from 1968  to 1970 the floor directly above me was occupied by perhaps one of the most famous athletic teams in history.  The IU Swim Team.  Yes, Indiana and swimming.  Swimmers on that team literally swept the 1972 Olympics, led by Mark Spitz, the team also included Gary Hall, Jim Councilman, Jr., Charlie Hickox, John Kinsella.

Reed Hall
 Beth first resided at Reed Residence Center on Jordan Avenue.  It was in the parking lot at Reed that we became engaged in early 1971.

The "Zeta" house

Then as an upperclassman was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and lived at the "Zeta" house on North Jordan.  We were surprised to find out today that the size of the house has been doubled with the addition of a second wing on the back.

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