Over the years, Carnegie Mellon students’ preferences for music and movies have evolved, but some things have never changed.
Over the years, Carnegie Mellon students’ preferences for music and movies have evolved, but some things have never changed — bagpipes and Buggy, to name a few. Below are some quick facts about three alumni who visited campus last weekend for Homecoming.
Jane Grim Duffy — Architecture, 1947
Favorite music: Concerts by the Dorsey brothers and Glenn Miller, where “everyone danced.”
Popular sports: Archery, badminton.
Popular clothes: Penny loafers, bobby socks, blue jeans (rolled up), fathers’ shirts.
Life after graduation: Married a fellow archie and had six children, all of whom were interested in architecture.
Favorite Carnegie Mellon memory: Using her uncle’s set of drawing tools from when he was a student at Carnegie Technical Schools.
Thom Stulginsky — H&SS, 1973
Favorite band: Santana.
Favorite movie: Easy Rider.
Favorite thing to do on weekends: War protests.
Best Carnegie Mellon memory: Late-night conversations with friends in Doherty Apartments.
Laura Zapanta — Chemistry, 1989
Favorite band: Billy Joel.
Favorite movie: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (shown during Orientation), or whatever the dollar movie was (then screened in Doherty 2210).
Favorite thing to do on weekends: Playing in Kiltie Band at football games in the fall, driving a buggy in the spring.
Best Carnegie Mellon memory: Hanging out in the APhiO office with friends.