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Welcome to FIU, 1970

Welcome to FIU, 1970

April 21, 2014 at 12:00am

Its gate swung open, FIU’s entrance at Southwest 116th Ave. and Eighth Street welcomes a lone car onto an unpaved road in 1970, two years before the campus would see its first students. In contrast to the current manicured grounds on both campuses—maintained by as many as 67 groundskeepers during the warmer months—back then brush and wild vegetation blanketed the place.


The same entrance in 2014, 44 years later: