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Party of the century

From M, winter 2004

On January 30, 1904, Law School dean William S. Pattee announced his support for the General Alumni Association, now the University of Minnesota Alumni Association (UMAA). "University graduates should stand united, and as an organized body," he said, "representing and advocating all that is best in education, purest in civil government, and noblest to human life." The association was chartered that day. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of that founding, the UMAA will hold the Birthday Party of the Century in and around the McNamara Alumni Center on January 30, 2004. One of the highlights will be the public unveiling of the winning entry in the UMAA's musical cheer contest. School of Music faculty and others judged dozens of entries, with prizes going to the best three cheers. For details on the birthday party and other UMAA centennial events, including the finale in May, visit or call 612-624-2323 or 1-800-UM-ALUMS (862-5867).

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