Washington College during the Civil War – Encyclopedia Virginia
Washington College was initially established in 1749 as the Augusta Academy by Presbyterian Scots-Irish settlers in the Shenandoah Valley. By 1780, it had relocated to Lexington and changed its name to Liberty Hall Academy. After George Washington donated one hundred shares of James River Company stock, valued at approximately $20,000, to the financially struggling school, it changed its name again, this time to Washington Academy. Later, in 1813, it became Washington College.
Throughout the antebellum period the college experienced modest growth. In 1839, the Virginia Military Institute arrived in Lexington, and was located adjacent to Washington College. Far smaller than VMI, Washington College employed only a president and three or four full-time faculty, as well as a handful of assistant instructors. Students delighted in circumventing the school’s rigid disciplinary code, and also formed literary societies to debate the important issues of the day—from married life to the fate of slavery in the United States.
Reflecting Virginia as a whole, the students strongly supported secession leading up to and during the Virginia Convention of 1861. Also mirroring the situation in Virginia as a whole, the older faculty members proved staunchly Unionist. Chief among them was Dr. George Junkin, a Presbyterian clergyman who had been president of the college since 1848. (Junkin’s daughter had married a young VMI instructor, Thomas J. Jackson, and died in childbirth in 1854.) While students raised secession banners and agitated for a Southern nation, Junkin declared, “Union was always the master thought in the minds of American patriots; that Union was the basis of all their actions; that without Union there could be no freedom, no national government, no independence.” Beyond simply lecturing his students, Junkin also set one student-raised secession banner on fire, exclaiming as he watched it burn, “So perish all efforts to dissolve this glorious Union.” The Virginia Convention voted to secede on April 17, 1861, not long after U.S. president Abraham Lincoln called for volunteers to put down the rebellion. Junkin resigned and returned to his native Pennsylvania.
Students, meanwhile, formed an infantry company known as the Liberty Hall Volunteers. It was later incorporated into the 4th Virginia Infantry Regiment as Company I, and became part of the Stonewall Brigade, serving in the Army of Northern Virginia until Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. By that time, only eight of the company’s original seventy-six men remained. Washington College alumni also served in other Confederate units, and a handful fought for the Union.
As with most other schools in Virginia, including Emory and Henry in Washington County and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, the war proved challenging to Washington College. With a lack of enrollments, and trouble securing faculty, the school struggled through the first few years of the war. Then, on June 11, 1864, the Union army arrived. During his Shenandoah Valley Campaign against the Confederate Army of the Valley under Jubal A. Early, Union general David Hunter entered Lexington on his way to Lynchburg. He razed the Virginia Military Institute and the home of former Virginia governor John Letcher. Although Hunter’s men left Washington College standing, they ransacked the campus, destroying books and laboratory equipment, defacing buildings, and carrying away property. Washington College faculty immediately set about rehabilitating the school, but by the end of the war, they had made little progress.
Seeking a way to rejuvenate the school after the war, the Board of Trustees invited General Lee to become the school’s president. Lee accepted, and under his administration the Lexington Law School joined the college. Courses in business and journalism were added to the curriculum, as well as student electives. Lee also proposed expanding the college’s engineering and agricultural programs in order to instruct students in practical skills that might prove beneficial to the South during Reconstruction (1865–1877). Lee’s presence also attracted many former Confederates, and children of former Confederates, to the institution.
All in Lexington, however, was not placid. The postwar settlement, with the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and the arrival of the Freedman’s Bureau, upset many white southerners. Washington College students were among the disgruntled, and in 1867 several of them were involved in violent incidents targeting the local African American community. Lee publicly condemned these acts, although he probably did so in order to prevent retaliation and scrutiny on the part of the federal government. Near-constant attacks in the northern press on Lee and his college bore Lee’s fears out.
Lee died in 1870 and was buried at the school in Lee Chapel. In his honor, the school changed its name once more, this time to Washington and Lee University.
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Washington and Lee University – Lexington, VA
After driving through the stark tan buildings of Virginia Military Institute, all of a sudden up on the hill are the gorgeous colonnades and old red brick of Washington and Lee. The sense of history and old Southern charm are palpable, especially when touring Lee Chapel and Museum, where Robert E. Lee, the first President of the College and Civil War hero is buried with his trusty horse, Traveler. At exam time, students toss coins into the burial area of Lee and his trusty horse for good luck! A truly selective school of 1800 undergraduates, W & L had the first Journalism program in the United States, and boasts of the highly-acclaimed undergraduate Williams School of Commerce and Business. It also houses the Roger Mudd Center for Ethics, named after the well-known CBS journalist who graduated from the school in 1952 and continues to be very involved. Washington and Lee has one of the strongest Honor Codes of any college in the United States and is known for its “one strike and you are out” policy where students have the highest respect for each other. The Trident is the mascot for this school where 88% of their students hail from outside Virginia making it quite unusual. Special traditions include the “Fancy Dress Ball” which is 100 years old and includes themes like “Lost Cities of Gold” and “Alice in Wonderland,” and the Mock Political Convention with world class speakers from the party that is not in control and has had a remarkable track record of being right on with predicting the next to win. Lastly this campus is about 82% Greek which does not speak of exclusivity but includes so many of the student body that virtually very few are left out.
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Washington and Lee University Students Tell It Like It Is
Check out what Fortune said about W&L in June 1990. “When?schools’ ability to graduate future CEOs is adjusted for class size, a few lesser-known institutions outshine the giants. Relatively speaking, tiny Washington & Lee of Lexington, Virginia, has launched more alumni toward the corner office than mighty Harvard.” The survey showed W&L just behind Yale and Princeton in the adjusted rankings.
So Washington and Lee has a lot to offer in terms of academics and leadership training, but what is the W&L experience really like?
In terms of overall experience, one student remarked that:
“Absolutely, the Honor Code works. I have been affected hugely by it. I pledge everything I turn in because when I walk across the podium at graduation, I want to know that I earned that degree myself. I respect the Honor Code immensely-in my opinion it’s one of the school’s biggest assets, if not the biggest.”
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“Freshman housing is a little scary and rather plain, but once you get beyond the first year, housing improves significantly. Upperclass housing is in suite units, so it is like living in an apartment with 2 to 4 other people.”
Interested in making an appearance:
“Fashion is excessively emphasized, but many people are getting sick of the strictures, and more unique dress styles are emerging.”
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Washington and Lee University – Jewish College Guide – The Forward
#46, overall score 62.75/100
The world’s first-ever recorded streaker was W&L student George William Crump, who ran naked through Lexington during his senior year in 1804. Crump was later elected as a member of Congress.
- Location: Lexington, Va.
- Region: South
- Campus type: College town
- Public/Private: Private
- Liberal Arts: Yes
- Undergraduate enrollment: 1,830
- Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 100
- Jewish population share: 5%
- Student origin: 16% in-state / 84% out-of-state
- Student newspaper: The Ring-tum Phi
- NCAA Division: III
- NCAA team: Generals
COST & AID Score: 10.83/15
- Score: 10.83/15
- Tuition: $50,170
- Room & board costs: $11,730
- Average annual scholarship/grant package: $42,732
- Average loan debt: $22,651
- Scholarship for Jewish students: The Max and Sylvia Weinstein Scholarship
ACADEMICS Score: 20/20
- Score: 20/20
- Acceptance rate: 22%
- Student/faculty ratio: 8:1
- Median SAT range: 1350-1490
- Jewish Studies program: No
- Jewish Studies major: No
- Hebrew major: No
ISRAEL Score: 11/20
- Score: 11/20
- Size of Birthright trip: 4
- School-approved study abroad program in Israel: Yes
- Israel Studies center: No
- Israel-related clubs: None
- BDS vote in last four years: Never introduced
SAFETY Score: 10.67/11
- Score: 10.67/11
- Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017: 0
- Campus crime rate: 4.63/1,000 students (medium low)
- City crime rate: 11.98/1,000 people (low)
- LGBT center: Yes
JEWISH LIFE Score: 10.25/34
- Score: 10.25/34
- Hillel: Hillel at Washington and Lee
- Chabad: No
- OU-JLIC: No
- Jewish fraternities: None
- Jewish sororities: None
- Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan? Yes
- Hillel Friday night services: 1
- Synagogues within 10 miles: 0
- Eruv: No
- Most famous Jewish alum: Joseph L. Goldstein
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Another win for the Lost Cause: Washington and Lee University won’t change its name
CHANGE COMING: To Lee Chapel, where a statute of Lee lying behind this speaker is to be walled off in the future. Images of Washington and Lee also are to be removed from the university diplomas.
Alumni of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. (I am one) were just informed by e-mail that the University Board of Trustees had voted 22-6 not to change the name.
I’d been told last week that signers of a letter from some of the school’s biggest donors, including from Arkansas, had already been informed the name would not change. I have no reason to doubt the influence of money on the decision.
Faculty and students favored removing the name of Lee, a traitor to the Union, a cruel slave owner and Civil War loser. The pushback, particularly from older, male alumni and particularly from big money, was fierce.
The Board justified retention of Lee’s name for his role as president of a struggling institution in the years after Lee’s surrender in the rebellion. I won’t bore you with the historical unearthing of some of the myths about not only the war but also his leadership of the college and gentlemanly demeanor during his college years.
This was always going to be a damned-if-you-do-damned-if-you-don’t decision.
I came to fully favor the name change. I say this as a Louisiana native and descendant of Confederate soldiers originally drawn to the college in part by the Lee legacy, having been thoroughly inculcated by the Lost Cause PR of my youth.
Over the long run, I think the decision will prove short-sighted. I expect to be gone before a full evaluation can be done.
But who knows? Maybe the Arkansas legislature, with its devotion to preserving the Lost Cause, and the Confederate flag-waving insurrectionists and Trump supporters, are more indicative of where the country is heading. Maybe a period of restoring Lee statuary is to come. Maybe even secession.
I should note the W&L Board’s decision came with window dressing: Lee Chapel will be renamed University Chapel. It will retain the recumbent statue of Lee and his burial vault, but apparently, they’ll be walled off from portions of the building devoted to university functions. Founder’s Day will no longer be celebrated, on Lee’s birthday or any other day. Money will be raised to enable attendance by a more diverse student body. Board of Trustee members will become more diverse. And so on.
Oh, and they’re going to take the pictures of Washington (also a slaver) and Lee off the university diplomas.
The sops seem unlikely to bring the disaffected back into the fold or to entice more students of color to attend an institution named for someone who fought to preserve the institution of enslavement.
I await demonstrations of support from the winners for the stated repudiation of the campus’ role as a shrine of the Confederacy. I also look forward to their embrace of diversity. It hasn’t been evident lately in ugly responses to the hiring of a Black woman, Dr. Chawne Kimber, as dean of the college. She speaks bluntly about social justice, including in her artwork, much to the dismay of people of a certain political inclination.
In any case, I thought I’d close the chapter on the debate since I’ve mentioned the topic before. Also, the issues roiling there are very much alive all across the U.S. today.
For example, though I give these words less credit than actions, I wonder if an Arkansas state agency would be allowed to utter words issued by the W&L Board today, given the Trent Garner Cancel Culture Act against talking about divisive racial topics:
We repudiate racism, racial injustice, and the denial of fundamental dignity to any individual in our society.
We regret the university’s past veneration of the Confederacy and its role in perpetuating “The Lost Cause” myths that sustained racism.
We regret the fact that the university itself owned human beings and benefited from their forced labor and sale.
Washington and Lee University stands behind course on ‘how to overthrow the state’
Washington and Lee University is coming under scrutiny for offering a course on “How to Overthrow the State,” though the school’s president says the course has been “sensationalized” by the media.
Officially titled “Writing Seminar for First-Years,” the course places students “at the head of a popular revolutionary movement aiming to overthrow a sitting government and forge a better society.”
The campus of Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Va. (iStock)
“How will you attain power? How will you communicate with the masses? How do you plan on improving the lives of the people? How will you deal with the past?” the description states. “From Frantz Fanon to Che Guevara to Mohandas Gandhi and others, we explore examples of revolutionary thought and action from across the Global South,” reads the course description on WLU’s website.
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Students who take the course will produce a “Manifesto, drafting a white paper that critically analyzes a particular issue” and “write a persuasive essay on rewriting history and confronting memory.”
Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich slammed the course as “one further sign of the insanity taking over higher education.”
“The alumni should rise up and show how to overthrow a crazy college administration,” Gingrich tweeted.
Fox News has reached to WLU for comment.
In an interview with a local news outlet, WLU President Will Dudley said the course has been “distorted, sensationalized, and turned into political fodder on blogs, television, and social media.”
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“We are expressly committed to encouraging all to speak their minds freely and to consider carefully alternative points of view. It is incumbent upon us to treat each other with respect and not perpetuate or tolerate personal attacks,” he said, according to CBS19 reporter Kathryn Young.
University of Washington (UW) University of Washington (Washington, USA) – how to apply, prices, reviews
Throughout its history, the university took part in many developments and discoveries. Let’s consider the most significant of them:
- The University of Washington prides itself on forward-looking cancer research. Local scientists have successfully developed a vaccine that can be used to prevent the development of oncological processes in the mammary gland.
- Within the walls of the university, they were able to identify new neurons that are responsible for the ability to hear sound.
- A prototype of bionic lenses was developed here. This invention makes it possible to project an image at a short distance from the eyes.
- A recent discovery in the field of physiology has revealed a part of the brain that was previously unnoticed by scientists. We are talking about the vertical occipital fascicle.
- Young scientists of the university were able to design a video camera capable of shooting at great speed.Testing showed values of 100 billion frames per second.
- The university was able to scientifically prove a 20 percent reduction in breast cancer in women with breastfeeding.
- It has been proven that the human eye can still see infrared light.
- In the laboratory of the university, work is being completed on the creation of the latest thermonuclear reactor.
Why Students Strive to Go to the University of Washington
Answers to this question are best broken down into points.
- All research at the University of Washington receives major federal funding. The funds received in this way are much more financial injections into other US universities. All students are involved in the scientific process and thus gain invaluable experience.
- The campus at the University of Washington is very well built (both for training and for living). On its territory are located not only buildings for classes and dormitories, but also an extensive recreation area.It includes a complex of galleries, cafes, squares and many simply wonderful places.
- The Faculty of Medicine has its own clinics. In them, students can train for the entire period of study.
- Nobel Prize winners emerge from the walls of the University of Washington. Five out of six of them were able to receive the award in the field of medicine.
- It is worth noting the location of the University. The Pacific coast has amazing landscapes and it is here that you can go to travel anywhere in the world.Seattle itself is surrounded by lakes, parks and mountain ranges. At the same time, Seattle has a unique transport interchange.
University of Washington Scholarships
According to statistics, almost 60 percent of university students receive scholarships in various forms from the administration or specialized funds. More than half of the graduates of the university do not have debts or unpaid student loans.
Twenty-five percent of students can be proud of federal Pell grants.Such a scholarship is awarded based on the financial situation of the student.
University of Washington students with high academic performance, leadership qualities, or community service may qualify for several types of financial aid. Most common:
- Rhodes Fellowship;
- Marshal Scholarship;
- Truman scholarship;
- Fulbright Scholarship.
The University has an active HuskyPromise program.It provides an opportunity for students with financial difficulties to study, through the involvement of public and private
funds. For many students, the program gives the opportunity to get education for free.
How liberal arts colleges work in the USAThe birthplace of the educational system, called the liberal arts, is the United States, where over 200 colleges appeared during the 19th century, which adopted this educational model as a basis.At the beginning of their educational activities, Harvard, Yale and Dartmouth also adhered to its foundations, but subsequently departed from it. Therefore, it is believed that the oldest institution of higher education in the “liberal arts” is Washington College, founded in 1872.
There are now over 500 colleges of “liberal arts” and the U.S. News & World Report gives them a separate ranking, the latest edition of which was topped by Williams College (Williams College), Amherst College, Swarthmore College (Swarthmore College), Bowdoin College and Middlebury College (Middlebury College).
Our partners in the USA, working on the curriculum of the “liberal arts” are Pine College Manor (Pine Manor College) and College named Canisius (Canisius College).
For over 100 years Pine Manor College (PMC) provides education in the tradition of “liberal arts “, focused on the individual training of students, taking into account their career prospects.
PMC offers nine specialties: biology, business management, communications, English, history and culture, liberal arts, psychology, social and political systems and fine arts.
Within each major discipline students can choose their own educational options from a list of over 50 items. For example, students specializing in English, may focus on writing or methodology teaching English, and art students – on graphic design. According to The Princeton Review, the most popular specializations at Pine Manor are Business Administration, Communications and psychology.
Having excellent academic reputation reflected by various national rankings, Canisius College offers over a hundred main specializations, additional disciplines and specialized pre-professional training courses leading to such prestigious professions as engineer, lawyer, doctor, pharmacist and veterinarian.
Among the most popular specializations from 2014 Canisius College – programs related to business, social sciences, biological and biomedical sciences, communications and journalism as well as psychology.
Small private universities of liberal arts are completely different from major research universities. But with an emphasis on both teaching and science, a comprehensive selection process applicants and flexible curriculum, the liberal arts model gets it all more widespread throughout the world.
The term “liberal arts” do not belong to either political or humanities. Instead he refers to the range of subjects that students study.In the first year of study they take three humanitarian modules, three social modules and three natural sciences. Generally, liberal arts colleges do not offer technical subjects or pre-professional qualifications such as business or medicine.
What are the advantages of such a diverse set of disciplines? For many 17-18 year olds who are not know exactly what they want to do in the future, this approach preserves open various options that they can change in the course of their studies.And even for those who have an idea of their future career, the system of liberal arts offers a broader educational foundation with skills development critical thinking.
Also small size study groups and the ratio of the number of students per one teacher on average 1: 8, providing constant access to academic mentors, creates in the colleges of “liberal arts” an atmosphere of personal development.
According to experts, this type education makes graduates more adapted to the labor market. According to In a survey conducted, 95% of liberal arts college graduates indicated that their education is relevant to what they are doing at a given time, but only 25% got a job related to their main specialty.
Certainly learning in style “Liberal arts” is not and will not be a one-size-fits-all approach.The economy needs specialists with specialized knowledge and training, for example, for industry, medicine, various highly specialized works. But at the same time, the business wants to have employees who own the whole complex skills. He needs staff who can write analytics, creatively think, be able to work in a team, solve problems, in one word, possess skills called soft skills. According to a joint study, conducted by Harvard University and Stanford Research institute, the professional success of an employee is 85% determined by the presence it is soft skills, and broadly focused liberal arts teach just that.
Despite criticism, in recent Over the years, the success of the liberal arts concept began to spread beyond the United States. For example, it was adopted by the British Exeter (University of Exeter and University of Winchester and Royal College London (King’s College London).
And in the Netherlands it lies in the basis of the work of a number of universities, for example, Leiden University College in The Hague (Leiden University College The Hague), University College Utrecht (University College Utrecht), University College Maastricht (University College Maastricht, University College Amsterdam College).
Outside Europe New York University opened the University of Liberal Arts in Abu Dhabi, and Yale in Singapore.
And, apparently, universities with curricula that include liberal arts will only multiply.
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Who would have thought that such a team would grow on the ruins of a small port village?
1889 was a turning point in Seattle’s history.In early June, the city experienced a catastrophic fire that destroyed almost the entire city (and by the happiest coincidence of circumstances, there were no deaths). Later, the territory of Washington was finally recognized as a state, and the local university, founded in 1861, decided to leave the city center, buying land in a picturesque place in Union Bay. At the same time, it was decided for the first time to assemble a team that will represent (now) University of Washington .
On Thanksgiving (in 1889, it fell on November 28), the Ivy League alumni team played in the very first football game for a team from the University of Washington.Although, it is worth noting in those days football was already different from rugby – 11 players, throwing the ball from the center to the quarterback, you had to go 5 yards in three tries, 4 points for a touchdown and 5 for a field goal: the prototype of modern football is laid, but it is still far from what we know it today. However, in the Northwest, few people knew about such a game, and there were 4 players in Washington who had never played football before. Of course, the game ended in favor of the guests – 0:20, but the students did not despair, the team continued to exist further.
Then traditions were just beginning to appear. One of them is the choice of the shape of purple and gold colors. And why exactly they? In one of the English lessons, the students also began to argue about the colors of the team, but the teacher simply read The Destruction of Sennacherib, one of Lord Byron’s poems from the collection “Jewish Melodies”:
The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold,
And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold ;
And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea,
When the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee.
Until the end of the 19th century, the University of Washington team played at best five games in a year, while their rivals were themselves different in organization – from former students and the local YMCA to high school students, but among them there were those who have survived to this day. Institutions: Whitman, Oregon State (then Agricultural College) and Stanford University . In 1900, the schedule was filled with two future principal rivals at once: University of Oregon and Washington Agricultural College (future Washington State University at Pullman ).Back then, the University of Washington played at Denny Field (not to be confused with the Alabama namesake) – then it really was more of a field than a stadium with seats, but that did not stop a thousand (literally) fans of this game from coming and looking at the team in purple and gold.
In the first years of the new 20th century, the team was solid, but unstable – it could easily lose to the same schoolchildren, but in the next game it would already endure quite large rivals, both literally and figuratively.One way or another, the percentage of victories was rarely below 50, and given the fact that draws were met with approximately the same frequency as in European football (in the 1906 season, the team played four draws, moreover, in a row, three of which were zero), then this is a very good indicator. In 1907, they held the bar of 50% of wins, although they were close to failure – the team in purple and gold lost four games in a row, after which in the last game of the season there was a zero (but, according to the press, quite spectacular) draw with the team of the University of Idaho .The team is again forced to change the head coach – Victor Place went to Notre Dame. The University of Washington hired North Dakota Agricultural College Trainer Gilmore Doubie .Photo of Gil Doby
The new coach played football himself for the University of Minnesota in 1900-1902, after which he led the school team to two seasons without defeat, as a law student and assistant coach at the University of Minnesota at the same time. Shortly after graduation, he found work in a neighboring state, where he won 8 out of 8 games for the local university team.The man just turned 30 years old. Didn’t such signing seem risky?
Who knows … He has a full set of an excellent future mentor – young, with good knowledge of football materiel, with experience in the game, not particularly talkative and extremely demanding. As the quarterback of that team William Coyle said:
“Did not smile, did not shake hands, did not pat on the back – nothing but a pair of eyes peering coldly from a dark face that was partially hidden by a sleeveless hat pulled loosely over his head with black hair. “
True, his silence is only an image. An image reinforced by the fact that he wore a troika, a cloak and a bowler hat. The image, reinforced by the fact that he says little, is to the point and necessarily pessimistic. Ganster image.
The first game against a Seattle school ended 22-0 in favor of the varsity team, but Coach Doby was furious: he believed his players could play much better. But the team mattered with every game and ended the 1908 season with a single draw and no defeat.Strange as it may seem, this almost army-like environment, spiced with constant pessimism, worked – the players began to trust the coach, although they were very much afraid of him. Back to Coyle’s words:
“He [the coach] was respected and admired by the people he [the coach] held an armored fist over because he was honest and just. He was a real leader.”
Doubie was a perfectionist – he could sit for several hours developing one version (!) Of the ball.Of course, each player had a specific role in the team and on the field, each player gave all his best to the point of exhaustion. Even if one of the (even star) players was suddenly distracted even for a second, the coach could simply refuse to talk to the team and the players understood him.
In 1915, in one of the team’s farthest trips – to Berkeley – the University of Washington team destroyed California Golden Bears with a score of 72: 0, despite the fact that the University of California team was in great shape.By the way, this was the 50th victory of Gil Doby for Washington, and his team did not suffer a single defeat during this time! By the way, after that season, Pacific Conference was formed – the predecessor of the modern Pac-12 Conference.
But then … the Mexican revolution intervenes in the team: since the hostilities were taking place, among other things, near the US borders, the National Guard was forced to call up their entire reserve, which included seven Washington players. Of course, you can forget about full-fledged study and training.After all this, one of the players, left tackle Bill Grimm, was caught cheating on the exam, which is why he was expelled from the team. But that’s not all – the players went on strike and said they would not play until Grimm was returned to the team. What did Coach Dobye do? Nothing. He did not try to somehow return the players and said that he would play even if he had to recruit other students to the team. And so it happened – the reservists did play the last game of the season against California, despite the fact that the players soon stopped striking.Despite this whole situation, Vasintogn was able to beat California 14: 7 and win the first title of the champion of the Pacific Conference …
… but in Pasadena they thought differently. The fact is that the two teams ended the season with the same result 6-0-1, and it was just Washington and Oregon. Moreover, the only draw of these teams is their face-to-face meeting in Eugene. However, Oregon used players who were not eligible to compete, and therefore the title was awarded to Washington. However, it was Oregon who was invited to the “annual rose parade game” (future Rose Bowl ).According to other Russian-language material, it was about ticket prices, but who knows, maybe it was because Gilmore Doubie was fired from his job? The point was that the resident of the University of Washington Henry Suzzallo accused Doubie of the coach having staged a riot among the players, and the coach, who had never lost for this team, was fired. Later, two players admitted that it was they who staged that very strike. But thousands of caring people in the December downpour went to the march in support of Doubi.The trainer himself said on that march:
Kings, presidents and officials of the state are immensely revered, but I know that they will never feel the honor that you are doing me now.
Subsequently, Gilmore Doby will become a successful coach at the US Naval Academy (Navy), Cornell University and Boston College, and he will say about the University of Washington:
I fought for Washington for 9 years on the football field, but resistance at my own university made me think about whether it is worth working here next year.
The next year, the team in purple and gold was no longer scary. Yes, they won one more game to extend the (still not and hardly ever beaten in the future) record of games without a defeat to 64, but against the rest of the teams they looked completely toothless: they did not score a single point in the remaining three games. For comparison: in the days of Doby, 69% of games (42 out of 61) ended with being without a single point.
Soon the question arose about the nickname of the team.The student council chose the name Sun Dodgers after a slightly previously outlawed university magazine, but the name didn’t catch on. A couple of years later, the huskies were chosen by the voting of students, professors and graduates with a new nickname (the second option was Malamutes), justifying this by “proximity to Alaska.” And at the end of 1920 a brand new Husky Stadium opened with its most picturesque view …“Husky Stadium” in 1920. Photo: Seattle Times Husky Stadium today. Photo: GoHuskies.com
Popular Universities of Washington State USAWashington is located not only the largest, but also the oldest universities of the West Coast of America.Let’s name the most prestigious:
- University of Washington – University of Washington;
- Western Washington University;
- Washington State University.
Western Washington University first opened its doors to students in 1893. Western Washington State University is considered a pillar of academic science. The area occupied by the main campus of the university is 215 acres (about 90 hectares) of land.It is located in Bullingham and annually graduates over 600 young graduates in mathematics, geology and biology, computer science and other sciences. Educational programs in the humanities are also widely presented – economics, art, social sciences, ecology.
Washington State University was founded in 1890. It is also the largest public institution for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. It is among the top 5% of the best universities in the world and trains successful engineers, doctors, chemists.There are many programs devoted to science education. About 6% of foreign students study at the university. It is yet another flagship leading US universities in Washington DC for international student exchange programs.
Washington DC Universities and Colleges.
Established : January 23, 1789Founder : John Carroll.
Address : 3700 O St NW, Washington, DC 20057, United States.
Phone : +1 202-687-0100
Georgetown University is a Catholic private university founded in 1789 by Bishop John Carroll, located in Washington, DC, is the oldest Catholic university in the United States.
George Washington University.
Founded : February 9, 1821Founder : Luther Rice.
Address : 2121 I St NW, Washington, DC 20052, United States.
Phone : +1 202-994-1000
George Washington University is a private research university in Washington DC. It was founded on February 9, 1821 by a resolution of the US Senate and is the largest institution of higher education in the capital of the United States.
Established : February 24, 1893
Address : 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016, United States.
Phone : +1 202-885-1000
American University is an American private liberal arts university located in Washington, DC.
Established : March 2, 1867
Address : 2400 Sixth St NW, Washington, DC 20059, United States.
Phone : +1 202-806-6100
Howard University is an American private university.
University of the District of Columbia.
Established : 1851
Address : 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008, United States.
Phone : +1 202-274-5000
University of the District of Columbia is an American public university located in Washington, DC. It is the only public university in the District of Columbia.
Catholic University of America.
Established : 1887
Address : 620 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20064, United States.
Phone : +1 202-319-5000
The Catholic University of America is a private university located in Washington DC, USA. Has the status of a papal university.
Established : 1892
Address : 2303 Dulles Station Blvd, Herndon, VA 20171, United States.
Phone : +1 888-863-0568
Strayer University is an American private, commercial university.
Established : 1864
Founders : Amos Kendall, Edward Miner Gallaudet, Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet.
Address : 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, United States.
Phone : +1 202-651-5000
Gallaudet University is a government-approved private university specializing in teaching deaf and hard of hearing students.
Trinity Washington University.
Established : 1897
Address : 125 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20017, United States.
Phone : +1 202-884-9000
Established : 1879
Address : 501 I St SW, Washington, DC 20024, United States.
Phone : +1 985-549-2068
Southeastern University is a former American private, nonprofit university based in Washington, DC.
National Defense University.
Address : 62, 300 5th Ave, Fort Lesley J. McNair, DC 20319, United States.
Phone : +1 202-685-4700
College National Var.
Established : July 1, 1946
Address : 300 D St, Washington, DC 20319, United States.
Phone : +1 202-685-3674
Saint Paul College.
Established : 1914
Address : 3015 4th St NE, Washington, DC 20017, United States.
Phone : +1 202-832-6262
College Dudley Beauty.
Address : 2031 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, DC 20018, United States.
Phone : +1 202-269-3666
Washington State University (Washington State University), USA
Washington State University consists of 5 campuses, the main one is located in Pullman, Washington – one of the best places for students who want not only to get a quality higher education, but also experience the traditional American way of life.
WSU is active in research, participates in international academic mobility programs, which enable students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for an international career. The university has its own farm and organizes business incubators. The average starting salary for graduates is $ 54,800 per year.
Key advantages WSU
- 166th place among US universities in the U.S. ranking News-2020; 75th Place for Bachelor’s Degree Programs in Engineering.
- The indicator of student satisfaction with learning outcomes and career development – 74%.
- 200+ specializations in all subject areas, interdisciplinary programs in the fields of design, construction, engineering, green energy sources.
- 300+ student clubs and organizations; in student fraternities (“Greek communities” 20% of students participate).
- Main campus – 243 hectares, including a farm of 12 hectares for research purposes and student practice.
- The university conducts basic and applied research in which students can participate. Main areas: health, clean energy, food production, economic development, safety.
- Honors College for Talented and Hardworking Students – Offers in-depth honors programs; “Difference” does not mean an assessment, but a larger amount of material than in conventional programs.
- Career-oriented programs provide professional internships.
- 600+ exchange programs at universities in 48 countries.
- 28 million printed and electronic publications in university libraries; the annual number of library visitors is 1.25 million.
The university includes 11 colleges:
- agriculture, human sciences and natural sciences;
- Arts and Sciences;
- engineering and architecture;
- Pharmaceuticals and Pharmacology;
- veterinary medicine;
- Honors College.
Washington State University Study Programs
WSU offers programs at all levels of higher education – 95 major (large units) and 86 minor (smaller units) at the undergraduate level, 76 master’s and 64 doctoral programs. Most popular subjects (majors): business, management, marketing, engineering, social sciences, healthcare, psychology.
Washington State University is a selective university, it makes a positive decision on 77% of applications.WSU adheres to a floating application schedule: the admissions committee reviews documents throughout the year and enrolls as places are available, which often creates additional difficulties for foreign applicants entering competitive specialties.
The preparatory Pathways programs, which are conducted on the campus of the university by the educational partner of the university – INTO, help to simplify the admission of foreigners. Requirements for applicants for preparatory programs are lower than for direct admission.After successful completion of the training, students are automatically transferred to the first or second year of the bachelor’s degree or continue their studies in the master’s degree.
Preparation programs for applicants
International Year One – preparation for a bachelor’s degree, a program with the accrual of credit hours. Duration 1-3 trimesters. Majors: Anthropology, Architecture, Data Analysis, Business, Humanities Journalism / Communication, Foreign Languages (French, Chinese), Engineering, Arts, Computer Science, Forensic Science, Mathematics, Music, Sciences (Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Geosciences , environment and ecology, physics and astronomy, genetics, microbiology, neuroscience, zoology, forestry, nutrition), political science, agriculture, social sciences.
Graduate Pathway – preparation for master’s degree (academic skills, language, preparation for GRE / GMAT tests). Duration 1-2 trimesters. Majors: Apparel, Merchandising, Design & Textiles, Architecture, Applied Economics, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Pedagogy, Arts, Interior Design, Language, Literacy, Technology, Mathematics, Engineering, Political Science, Statistics.
Academic English – developing language skills (presentations, writing research papers, using quotes and references, understanding academic texts, industry and general terminology, lecture notes and seminars, understanding the characteristics of American academic culture) and critical thinking necessary for study at an American university.Duration – from 1 to 3 terms.
Minimum language level
International Year One
TOEFL 50 / IELTS 5.0
Certificate of secondary education, GPA 2.3 on a 4-point scale.
TOEFL 65-75 / IELTS 5.5-6.5
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, GPA 2.5-2.75 on a 4-point scale. Research experience / teaching certificate, work experience – for pedagogical specialties.
From 16 years old
Accommodation options for students of all programs: student residence on campus.
Seattle Central Community College (SCCC) | US Community College (Seattle, Washington) | ITEC
Selected as “College of the Year” by TIME Magazine from American colleges and universities.
In turn, The New York Times selected 11 community colleges in the United States, including Seattle Central, as the benchmark for graduate success.
SCCC is the only community college located in downtown Seattle, Washington. The campus is located on beautiful Capitol Hill, a 15-minute walk from downtown Seattle. It is surrounded by a variety of restaurants, coffee shops, clubs, cinemas and shops. Seattle is a safe and friendly city, often making the list of the best cities to live in.
On campus, students have a gym, squash court, games room and a jogging track. In addition, there is a computer center, library and exhibition gallery.
The College offers over 30 programs in a wide variety of fields, including Information Technology, Business Administration, Decorating Design, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Graphic Design, Photography, Cinematography, Wooden Architecture and others.
The College houses the Naval Academy, where students can earn the Diploma of Seafarer and Watchkeeper (STCW) in collaboration with the United States Coast Guard.
In addition, there is an opportunity to complete the 3-year University Transfer program, after which to enter the 4th year of the undergraduate program. Between 40 and 60 US universities cooperate with the college in this regard, constantly receiving Seattle Central alumni.
There are also short-term courses (2-9 months) that include volunteer internship work.
The college has several employment assistance centers – the Information and Career Center, the Job Search Center, and the Assistance Center in choosing internships, writing resumes, cover letters and preparing for interviews.
Students can live both on campus and off campus in residences or with American families. College entrance occurs four times a year – winter, spring, summer, and fall.
Time Magazine 2001: Best Community College of the Year
Member of the prestigious group of community colleges – League for Innovation
Beginning of training: January, September.