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11 Dec. 1998 - 7 Jan. 1999

Vol. II, No. 17

BU Yesterday

BU's hibernal toast to its staff, the annual Holiday Party held at the GSU, can trace its roots to a more reverential gathering. For decades the University held a Christmas Convocation at H. H. Richardson's 1877 Trinity Church. According to Dean Emeritus George Makechnie, it was President Daniel Marsh who inaugurated the annual service. "Remember," says Makechnie, "almost all the schools and colleges were in Copley Square back then, so Trinity Church was just a block away. Trinity was used for other events, too, such as an annual Thanksgiving Convocation. All classes were dismissed so students could attend." Harold Case continued the tradition for a number of years, as he did here at the 1956 Christmas Convocation. BU Photo Services