Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Leah Katz-Hernandez: A Tour of Regis University's Main Hall


Leah Katz-Hernandez: See this beautiful building. This is the main building of Regis University, established in 1877 by Jesuit religious people (who believe in education, apparently)... Mm, established in 1877 -- Gallaudet is better for having been established in 1864, right? Hahaha, I'm just kidding... Well, let's come in and look around.


See the pretty sunset.


Colorado's weather is so nice here!

(entering the building)

Come in!

(picture of Bill Clinton and the Pope)

Way back then in the 1990s, the Pope and Bill Clinton -- the American president at the time -- came together to meet at this university. They discussed about peace and talked about what to do about the war, which was happening during that time in the Europe. They talked and gave a speech together here. That's what Regis University is famous for -- the collaboration of religion and politics. That's nice, huh? Oh, look at the pictures of Board of Trustees over there....

(walking into the hallway)

Did you know, this hallway reminds me so much of what? ... Chapel Hall! It has the distinctive look of a 1800s-era building, so it makes sense. I think it looks nice.


In the olden days, trees lined what is now the quad of this university. This is what it used to look like.

(close up of the picture)

Look at this picture -- when this university was built, the area was still very bucolic, rural. Plants were actually planted on the land until pretty recently, the sixties. The practice was finally stopped. Notice the farm lands over there.

(close up of the picture)

Today the area is mostly suburban... Things have changed.

(walking to next picture)

Here's a picture of the olden days when it was all-male school. You can see the boys lined up in this picture. I like this man -- he's wearing the old fashioned stovepipe hat, like Abraham Lincoln!

(close up of the picture)

Ah, here's my favorite picture!! You can see the literal evidence that Gallaudet isn't the only university with a history of giving new students a hard time. You know, like prep-year, rookies, freshmen, et cetera. Nowadays some Gallaudet traditions still stands, like the Rat Funeral. Nowadays, Regis University has long moved past that but you can see the photographic proof that students used to be forced to wear "R" on their caps for "Rookie" -- look at them! This was taken in the sixties.

(close up of the picture)

Ahh, now wasn't that interesting -- seeing the history of Regis University? I'd like to express our gratitude to Regis University for hosting us. Thank you!

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