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The Statistical Laboratory was organized at Iowa State College in 1933. The first of its kind in the nation, the Statistical Laboratory provides consulting work and promotes statistical research. Although statistics courses were first taught at Iowa…

The whiffenpoof was a mythical dragon fish that a character in the comic opera Little Nemo in Slumberland vowed to catch.

Photograph of a statue of Frindy or Vidie in the Grey house living room.

Mecca Day was put on by the College of Engineers. The name Mecca derives from the first letters of the names of the engineerng departments: mechanical, electrical, civil, chemical, and architectural. Mecca Day events included a parade highlighting…