Friday, April 18, 2008

Notre Dame 80 years ago

In doing research for a class presentation that I have to give next week I came across some data of Notre Dame in 1928. Some of it might be interesting.

President 1928: Fr. Walsh CSC
President 2008: Fr. Jenkins CSC

Endowment 1928: $1,069,000
Endowment 2008: $6,500,000,000

Budget 1928: $741,08
Budget 2008: ~$900,000,000

Library volumes 1928: 130,000
Library volumes 2008: a lot
Bond Hall as library

Athletic facilities 1928: Fieldhouse Mall, Cartier Field, swimming pool
Athletic facilities 2008: Stadium, JACC, Eck Tennis, Eck Baseball, Cook Softball, Rock, Gug, Rolfs, two golf courses, Alumni Field, Krause Field (soon to be Arletta Lacrosse), Bookstore Basketball

Health 1928: 1 part-time university physician
Health 2008: St. Liam Hospital, with sun room

Women 1928: Across the street
Women 2008: 13 dorms

PE requirement 1928: 1 year
PE requirement 2008: 1 year

Enrollment 1928: 3237
Enrollment 2008: 11000

'Boy Guidance' professors 1928: 1
'Boy Guidance' professors 2008: 0

I like that little fountain on the right

Tuition 1928: $300
Tuition 2008: $36,340

Room 1928: '$2 to $8 a week'
Room 2008: too much

Board 1928: $375 a year
Board 2008: $4000 a year?

Scholarships 1928: $5,000
Scholarships 2008: $89,000,000

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