This Day in UNH History

Ana Abraham

September 11, 2001.

On this tragic day in American history, the University of New Haven rallied together as a community and as a family. Students and faculty gathered in the Bixler/Botwinick quad after dark to hold a candlelight vigil to honor and mourn the victims of the attacks on our country as well as their families. Every year since, on the anniversary of 9/11, the university has held a vigil.

September 15, 1971.

The centerfold piece of UNH’s The News boasted of a brand new gymnasium being used by students for the first time. The gym up at North Campus had recently been completed and was being broken in by the Charger basketball team. Also featured at North Campus, the article stated, was a court for “handball fanatics” and a weight room, among numerous other activity rooms.

September 16, 1974

The new library at UNH, later dedicated the Marvin K. Peterson Library, was opened to students, faculty and staff for the first time. It cost $1.7 million to build.