Dear BCM: Student life

This week, we take a look back at how the College has changed as we celebrate 70 years of victories in Houston. A look at student life, then versus now.

Archive photo courtesy of Baylor College of Medicine Archives. Photo by Andy Phifer.

Archive photo courtesy of Baylor College of Medicine Archives. Photo by Andy Phifer.

While technology keeps revolutionizing the way students learn, one thing in education hasn’t changed: Classroom lectures. Students in the photo from 1980 attend lecture in Kleberg Auditorium. Now, 32 years later, there have been improvements and changes but it’s still home to learning.

Archive photo courtesy of Baylor College of Medicine Archives. Photo by Andy Phifer.

Archive photo courtesy of Baylor College of Medicine Archives. Photo by Andy Phifer.

After 32 years, the colors of the foosball men may have changed, but when Baylor College of Medicine students are looking to take a break they still find refuge at the foosball table.

Today, students can take a break on the second floor of the Michael E. DeBakey Center and find other amenities and academic resources.

Like in 1981, the opportunity to take a mental break and spin metal rods to propel a tiny ball is welcome among our students today. How did you take a break from class or studying? Have fond memories of playing foosball at the College? What classes did you have in Kleberg Auditorium? Share your memories of student life with us in the comment section below.

Dear BCM is modeled after the website and book Dear Photograph, a website named one of Time magazine’s 50 websites that make the Web great. BCM staff attempt to match old snapshots, taken during a time when people still used film to capture images, with their present-day setting to blend the image where you can see both the past and present. Photos courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives.

-By Andy Phifer and Audrey M. Marks

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