Liberal Arts causes traffic jams!
This Week in Liberal Arts History … 1961… The Liberal Arts Building opens during the first week of December in 1961. Costing $1.5 million, the building is described as a “handsome 4-story structure of steel and concrete of modified Bhutanese architecture.” The opening of the building, which was situated at the intersection of College (now University) Ave. and Randolph, resulted in traffic jams as swarms of students crossed the streets to get to classes. Source: Prospector, November 27, 1961; December 2, 1961
During the 2017-2018 academic year, UTEP celebrates the 50th anniversary of the College of Liberal Arts. Tune in each week to learn something new about the history of liberal arts and more during our yearlong celebration. See you next week!