In the summer of 1972, The Plainsman asked Auburn students about their sex lives and their drug habits and their church attendance and their thoughts on abortion and who they wanted to see they wanted to see on the presidential ballot and all other stuff.
Were those red stains in the parking lot just ketchup? Hopefully.
n 1892, Anthony Foster McKissick, the first director of Auburn’s first electrical engineering laboratory, helped lay the foundation for Auburn football as the Tigers’ first center. Four years later, he helped do the same for a scientific breakthrough that changed the world.
Auburn (7-2-1). Villanova (7-2). Tropical Stadium. Havana, Cuba. New Year’s Day, 1937, the second to last day of the week-long first “Cuban National Sports Festival.” They called it the Bacardi Bowl. Or the Rhumba Bowl. Or the Cigar Bowl. (The New York Times called it a the “battle of the palms.”) But mostly the Bacardi […]
It wasn’t just Auburn engineers and physicists carrying NASA on their backs. Turns out, even Auburn vets were lending a hand in America’s space program—literally. Dr. Richard Benson, class of ’49, was the main veterinarian (and even roommate or suitemate or something) of the immortal Ham the Space Chimp, the first chimp in space. Ham […]