This week in history at R-MC

After searching through The Yellow Jacket archives in Randolph-Macon’s Special Collections, The Yellow Jacket shares what was newsworthy at this time of the year throughout the decades.

The Yellow Jacket, November 1929

November 16- Kappa Alpha defeats Kappa Sigma 7-6 in an exciting and intense football game.

The Yellow Jacket, November 1939

November 11- The R-MC football team is defeated 6-19 by William & Mary in front of a crowd of 2,000 people in Williamsburg.

November 25- R-MC loses the annual football game against H-SC for the first time in 11 years. The final score is 12-0 and the game is played on H-SC’s football field.

The Yellow Jacket, November 1949

November 3- Doors and pillars on buildings across campus are vandalized by H-SC students with the letters “H-S” in red paint.

R-MC students are encouraged to not vandalize H-SC’s campus in retaliation.

November 12- Lambda Chi Alpha wins an award for having the best decorated fraternity house over Homecoming weekend.

The Yellow Jacket, November 1959

November 6- Phi Delta Theta defeats Kappa Alpha 10-0 in the 1959 intramural football championship game.

November 6- The 7 fraternities across campus, Kappa Alpha, Phi Kappa Sigma, Phi Delta Theta, Kappa Sigma, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Lambda Chi Alpha, and Theta Chi, pass out bids and 107 are accepted and returned to the Interfraternity Council. The fraternity with the most new pledges is Lambda Chi Alpha with a total of 24 men.

The Yellow Jacket, November 1969

November 21- Chicago performs at 8:00 p.m. in the Crenshaw Gymnasium. Child, one of Bruce Springsteen’s first bands, opens for the group.

November 22- Iron Butterfly performs in the Crenshaw Gymnasium after the football game against H-SC. Child is the opening act for the group just like they were the night before for Chicago. Many students from VCU, UVA, William & Mary, and the University of Richmond drive to R-MC for the weekend for the two shows.

The Yellow Jacket, November 1979

November 10- R-MC defeats H-SC in the annual football game for the first time in 8 years.

R-MC also defeats H-SC in the second annual blood drive competition with 31% participation from the student body.

November 15- An $800 tuition increase is planned for the following school year (1980-1981).

However, this tuition increase still makes R-MC more affordable than other private Virginia colleges, such as Washington & Lee and H-SC.

The Yellow Jacket, November 1999

November 11- The Senior Social Committee and SGA host a party for the senior class at Breaktime from 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Over half of the senior class is in attendance.

November 12- It is reported that many students are upset that tailgating for football games has been moved across campus to the Physical Plant parking lot.

November 13- R-MC defeats H-SC 33-7 in the 105th annual football game.

The Yellow Jacket, November 2009

November 6- It is announced that Phi Mu’s national office has revoked the R-MC chapter’s charter, and the R-MC Phi Mu chapter will officially be leaving R-MC. Phi Mu was the first sorority to come to R-MC and had an active chapter on campus since 1982.

November 6- The international English honors society, Sigma Tau Delta, announces it will be forming an active chapter at R-MC.

November 20- R-MC defeats H-SC in the annual blood drive competition.

-Emily Hewitt ’16, Copy Editor

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