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College News and Fun Facts: Dickinson College
SIGNING IN/SIGNING OUT. Each year, new Dickinsonians gather in front of Old West’s venerable stone steps. Literally etched with history and scuffed by centuries of students, those steps are part of Dickinson’s most important traditions.
MERMAID. As Benjamin Latrobe designed Old West on Dickinson’s campus, he was instructed to include a cupola for a bell. After consulting his text on Greek architecture, Latrobe decided to model the cupola loosely on the Athenian Tower of the Winds. To further this association, Latrobe ordered a likeness of Triton, the fish-tailed mythological god of the sea, to be placed atop the cupola as a weathervane.
DEBATE AND HONORS SOCIETIES. The first student organizations at Dickinson College (and among the first in America) were two literary societies, Belles Lettres Society (est. 1786) and Union Philophical Society (est. 1789). The societies served as forums for political debate. Student life in the 19th century revolved around public debate and exhibitions that were hosted by both societies, and the societies regularly challenged each other to debate.
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- Color: Red and White
- Mascot: Red Devil
- April 19, 2019
Farm-to-fork dining hall (with an “A” rating from Niche.com)—one of seven dining halls available to students of The Claremont Colleges. #1 for the most student Fulbrights at an undergrad institution for 6 straight years—The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2010-2015. Color: Orange … More
- April 14, 2019
Outstanding government program. There’s no better way to learn about the intricacies of U.S. government and politics and their impact on the world than to spend a semester in Washington, D.C. While our nation’s capital is best known for politics, … More
- April 8, 2019
The Caltech mascot is the beaver—an homage to nature’s engineer. Caltech’s founding fathers—astronomer George Ellery Hale, physicist Robert Andrews Millikan, and chemist Arthur Amos Noyes—were nicknamed “Tinker, Thinker, and Stinker.” Beginning in 2007, the campus hosted fall olive harvest festivals … More
- April 4, 2019
A popular tradition is “Ski-Beach Day” each spring, where students board a bus in the morning to ski at a local resort, and afterwards bus to a beach for the rest of the day. Color: Gold and Blue Mascot: Cecil … More