The EMU is celebrating its reopening Thursday and Friday—the building is full of new food, new spaces and even a Duck Store. But fifty years ago, the EMU was a lot different.
This is a video filmed in 1966 by a political science student named Ken Settlemier, who was trying to show how crowded the EMU had become. According to an article in the Oregon Daily Emerald, the film didn’t really achieve what it had intended when shown to the EMU Board—but today, provides us with a snapshot of student life in the EMU half a century ago.
Here are five things you probably didn’t know existed in the EMU in 1966:
1. A barber shop.
3. A daily print newsroom.
The Emerald is now a daily online publication with two news magazines a week; in 1966, it printed every day from Monday to Friday.