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February 23, 2018

Called by the bell

January 22, 2018

Called by the bell

Beginning in the 1840s, a bell was used to rouse students for class and chapel, a ritual they despised. After years of student efforts to silence the bell and its successor, a peal of five bells played from the newly designed library, and later the Baird Carillon became a fixture in Burton Memorial Tower.