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How Did The Alferd Packer Restaurant Get its Name?

Most universities would name halls, buildings, or other onsite places after people who contributed to the university’s history. But this was not the case for the University of Colorado’s dining hall. Let’s find out why the students decided to name their cafeteria Alferd Packer. Students of the University of Colorado voted to name their dining …

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In the US 49% of corporate industry leaders and 50% of government leaders come from just 12 universities

True Merit: Ensuring Our Brightest Students Have Access to Our Best Colleges and Universities 01 We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of our colleagues, without whom this report would not have been possible. At the Cooke Foundation, Lauren Matherne analyzed data on Cooke Scholars and wrote the scholar profiles contained in this report; Harold Levy, Giuseppe …

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Why Did Harvard Refuse to Give Mary Whiton Calkins the Doctorate Degree She Earned?

In 1836, Wesleyan became the first woman’s college in the world. Over the next few decades, other women’s colleges started to open up, and soon after, about 50 colleges for women opened in the United States between the years of 1836 and 1875. While earning a bachelor’s degree was widely accepted at the time, a …

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The University of Southern California’s Spirit of Troy is the only collegiate band to have two platinum records. They have performed at the Oscars, the Grammys, on Fleetwood Mac’s “Tusk”, for five U.S. Presidents, and at the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Spirit of Troy The drum major of the Spirit of Troy wears a more elaborate uniform and conducts the band with a sword. The Spirit of Troy drum line at Navy Pier in Chicago, October 14, 2005 The Spirit of Troy giving a traditional post-game concert, this time celebrating the defeat of the University of …

The University of Southern California’s Spirit of Troy is the only collegiate band to have two platinum records. They have performed at the Oscars, the Grammys, on Fleetwood Mac’s “Tusk”, for five U.S. Presidents, and at the fall of the Berlin Wall. Read More »

People who drive the Oscar Mayer Wienermobiles are called Hotdoggers and only college seniors who are about to graduate are eligible to be Hotdoggers.

Wienermobile There are six Wienermobiles operating throughout the United States. The driver of a Weinermobile is called The Hotdogger. The Hotdogger job is to “meat” and greet people around the country. The Hotdogger’s duties include “sharing photos and videos on social media, answering questions about the brand and the vehicle (the most frequently asked question …

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Did Lee Smith Always Want to Play Baseball?

Lee Arthur Smith is an American former professional baseball pitcher who spent 18 years with eight different organizations in Major League Baseball. He was a dominant closer throughout his career, largely as a reliever, and held the big league record for career saves from 1993 until 2006, when Trevor Hoffman passed him with 478. The …

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What Was Willie O’Ree’s Big Secret?

Willie O’Ree is one of the most prominent figures in hockey history. He was the first African American to play in the National Hockey League (NHL). But did you know he kept a secret throughout his twenty-one-year career as a professional player? Willie O’Ree was the very first African American who played in the NHL. …

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How Did the Sudanese Officials Get Manute Bol’s Height on His Passport Wrong?

Manute Bol was a Sudanese-American professional basketball player. He is listed as one of the tallest players in the National Basketball Association (NBA) history. But did you know there was a discrepancy in his documents when he first landed in the United States? When Manute Bol moved to the US from Sudan at 19, his …

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Who is the Highest Paid State Employee in the US?

A state employee is a person directly employed by a state government. There are various jobs the state can offer, but did you know that the highest paying job has a record-breaking contract of $93 million? The highest-paid state employers are athletic coaches in state universities. To date, the highest-paid athletic coach is Dabo Swinney …

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