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June 23, 2022

In what is now the oldest residence hall on campus, two UToledo students lounge in their MacKinnon Hall dorm room back in 1980. Check out their stereo receiver, complete with a built-in AM-FM radio tuner and an 8-track tape player, on the bookshelf as a musical complement to the turntable. MacKinnon North was built in 1938 and MacKinnon South in 1962.


Throwback Thursday

June 16, 2022

Rocket fans, including alumnus Jeff Cole, far right, who later served on the UToledo Board of Trustees, pose outside Carlson Library for a 1994 marketing photoshoot to spotlight UToledo merchandise.


Throwback Thursday

April 21, 2022

As we approach spring graduation, we remember a major milestone for The University of Toledo: then-President Frank Horton handing out the 100,000th diploma to Kimberly Urban during the June 11, 1994, commencement ceremony. UToledo will celebrate the class of 2022 during the two undergraduate commencement ceremonies on May 7 and the graduate commencement ceremony on May 6.


Throwback Thursday

March 31, 2022

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we honor Mildred Taylor, a critically acclaimed children’s author and UToledo alumna, class of 1965. A Mississippi native raised in Toledo, Taylor, now 78, was inspired by her family’s history to write stories exploring the struggles of African American families from the era of enslavement through the Jim Crow period including the children’s book “Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry,” which won the Newberry Medal in 1976.


Throwback Thursday

March 24, 2022

As we celebrate Women’s History Month and look forward to the UToledo women’s third-round WNIT game at 8 p.m. Thursday at Marquette, we look back to when and where it all it started: fall of 1922 at the YWCA in downtown Toledo. There were 14 women at the basketball team’s first practice. A year later and the turnout more than doubled to 35.


Throwback Thursday

March 10, 2022

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we remember Oct. 6, 1970, when Toledo native Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman, two pivotal and prominent voices of the 1960s-70s feminist movement, spoke on campus about Women’s Liberation as part of the 1970 Convocation Series. Steinem returned to UToledo in 1981, when the Peppers and Mortar Board invited her to speak at a Women in Motion event, and in 1993, when she received an honorary doctor of humane letters from the University.


Throwback Thursday

March 3, 2022

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we pay tribute to Catharine Eberly, the namesake of the Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women. Eberly graduated from UToledo in 1944 and, 30 years later, was appointed to serve a nine-year term on the Board of Trustees. In 1978 she helped establish a women’s center on campus. The following year, she died in a car accident at the age of 57. The center was named to honor her legacy on Dec. 7, 1980.


Throwback Thursday

February 24, 2022

In this 1965 photo, a pair of UToledo employees work in front of the campus’ then-state-of-the-art computer, the IBM 1620 Data Processing System. Consisting of four machines, the system was the flagship of the University Computation Center. Purchased in 1962, the computer cost $114,120 — the 2022 equivalent of $1.02 million.


Throwback Thursday

February 17, 2022

In this photo from 1968, Dr. Lancelot C.A. Thompson had just become The University of Toledo’s first vice president for student affairs, a position he held for two decades and one of many milestones in the chemistry professor’s trailblazing career at the University. In 1958, Thompson became the first African American full-time faculty member at the University, and also was the first Black faculty member to receive tenure. He went on to become the first African American vice president.


Throwback Thursday

February 10, 2022

In 1917, during the height of World War I, these UToledo students took a “Ladies' Automobile Mechanics” class. Just as millions of men joined the war effort, women took their places on the home front.


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