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Tigers Battle Butler as DePauw Celebrates Old Gold Day

September 30, 1972

1972 old gold.jpgSeptember 30, 1972, Greencastle, Ind. - There was sunshine, a balloon-filled parade and a big crowd on hand as DePauw University celebrated Old Gold Day 1972. An admissions film that was shot over the homecoming weekend provides a glimpse of the festivities, as well as some of the football action as Coach Tom Mont and the Tigers battled Butler University at Blackstock Stadium. See a clip from the film here: Video Link [Download Video: "Film Footage of Old Gold Day 1972" - 7522kb]

The weekend also featured the dedication Percy Julian 1974.jpgof DePauw's new Science and Mathematics Center. The event included a speech by William D. Ruckelshaus, administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Renowned scientist Percy Lavon Julian, a 1920 DePauw graduate, received the inaugural McNaughton Medal for Public Service.

Learn more, and access a film clip from the dedication ceremony, by clicking here.

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