IUPUI Photo of the Week February 3-9

IUPUI Photo of the Week.

You can bank on the fact that at least once each winter a major snow storm dumps piles of the fluffy stuff on Indianapolis. The blizzard of 1978 was one for the ages. Heavy snow, ice, and below-zero temperatures closed the public schools for two weeks straight, brought down trees and power lines, and caused other mayhem. However, despite the treacherous commutes to campus, IUPUI mostly stayed open for classes. Students voiced their anger at campus leaders for not yielding to the dictates of nature in letters and articles published in the Sagamore, the student newspaper.

Our Photo of the Week shows the parking lot east of Cavanaugh Hall full of snow and cars. The photo was taken on February 4, 1978. Today the Cavanaugh Quad occupies the space where cars once rusted in peaceful repose.

Snow-covered parking lot east of Cavanaugh Hall, 1978 UA24-005143

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Updated Feb 06, 2019 by Editor Name Missing