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Well-Dressed for Dinner

Well-dressed for dinner

If you’re a Seattle Pacific alumnus or alumna, you probably have many memories of time spent “at the table” during your SPU days: dining hall fare, shared meals with classmates or professors, and maybe a glimpse of that special guy or girl across the room …

In this undated photo, Seattle Pacific students and (we think) faculty members are gathered at beautifully set tables in classy attire, ready to partake — as soon as the picture’s taken. Do you recognize the room?

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From Last Issue's Archives

Meet the Programmers

From the Archives

Pictured in the December 1980 issue of Response were two students: Martin Smith ’84 (right) and Jonathan Bisnett ’82, looking over a computer printout.

In the accompanying article, Professor of Computer Science Mike Tindall was sanguine about the job outlook for computer programmers. “Today,” he said, “An employer can pay a secretary $15,000 for one year of work, or he can go down to his computer store and pay $12,000 for a nice computer system that will last years.” How times have changed.

No Response reader correctly identified the photo subjects, so we didn’t have a contest winner. Better luck next time!

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Do you recognize this room?

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