Slice of History - Happy 130th Birthday, Caltech!
Happy 130th Birthday, Caltech! On 2 November 1891, Throop University, named for its founder, Amos Throop, was born. Beginning as a “thoroughly undistinguished little college” that barely survived its first year in Pasadena, Throop University quickly expanded its course offerings to teach a great variety of subjects, quickly becoming a place to teach “all things to all people.” Another 27 years and two name changes would occur prior to becoming known as the California Institute of Technology that we know today.
Not even 10 years after the founding of JPL, our first employee newspaper, GALCIT-Ear (Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology) came about. This issue, printed 14 October 1944, explains the purpose for the publication for members of the GALCIT/JPL teams, and was the start of a monthly tradition that still lives on today in our copies of Universe.