"Back in September 1911, a brief notice appeared in the Minnesota Alumni Weekly announcing the opening of a campus club” at the University of Minnesota. Noting that faculty had been agitating” for just such an organization on campus for several years, the Weekly reported that, through the course of the spring and summer, articles of incorporation for a club had been drafted and a home had been found. A campus fraternity house, known as Northrop House, on Church Street was leased from the Board of Regents and $1,600 worth of furnishings and repair was collected to gussy it up. Renovations complete, the two-story house with its Tudor-frame design was deemed fit for faculty members to occupy, and on September 25 the doors opened for the first meeting of the Campus Club." So begins an article by Tim Brady in the Spring 2011 issue of Minnesota, the magazine of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association.
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The Club has undertaken a variety of activities to celebrate our Centennial.