Demise of College Yearbooks, Including DePauw's Mirage, Noted by US News
June 1, 2008
June 1, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - "Mississippi State, Virginia Wesleyan, DePauw, and Purdue will no longer sell yearbooks starting next year," notes U.S. News & World Report's Alison Go. "Students and advisers cite budget cuts and declining demand as key factors in the yearbooks' demise, with networking sites like Facebook and MySpace taking a good chunk of the blame. At DePauw, the Mirage sold 371 books for its 2,300-person campus this year; At Mississippi State, only about 300 yearbooks were ordered for the school's 17,000 students."
According to the book, DePauw: A Pictorial History, the Mirage was first published in 1886 and has been produced annually since 1909.Back