Named one of "America’s Best Colleges" by U.S. News for nineteen consecutive years, Cazenovia College has produced some incredible minds. Alumni include Carole Cole, daughter of Nat King Cole and CEO of King Cole Productions, Leland Stanford, co-founder of Central Pacific Railroad; Governor of California, and founder of Stanford University, and Lucinda L. Combs, the first female physician to serve in China with the Women's Foreign Ministry Society.
Cazenovia College opened its doors in 1824 as the Genesee Seminary and was sponsored by the Methodist Church. Over the years, the college took on several names including Cazenovia Seminary, Oneida and Genesee Conference Seminary, the Oneida Conference Seminary, and the Central New York Conference Seminary.
In 1942, the church dropped its sponsorship of the college, and the school added a junior college program as well as a prep school. From 1961 to 1982, the college operated as the Cazenovia College for Women but in 1982, it became a co-educational school once again and adopted the name it holds today - Cazenovia College.
On December 7, 2022, Ken Gardner, chair of the Cazenovia College Board of Trustees announced that the school was facing a “deficit of several million dollars for next year” and that in response the private college would complete its fall 2022 semester and would hold classes, events, and graduation in the spring of 2023 but that it would not reopen in the fall of 2023.
Officials say the school’s relationships with other private institutions such as Daemen University, Keuka College, Wells University, and others would aid in the transition of students.
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Stacker dug deep to find 30 celebrities who were previously college athletes. There are musicians, politicians, actors, writers, and reality TV stars. For some, an athletic career was a real, promising possibility that ultimately faded away due to injury or an alternate calling. Others scrapped their way onto a team and simply played for fun and the love of the sport. Read on to find out if your favorite actor, singer, or politician once sported a university jersey.
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More than 100 historically Black colleges and universities are designated by the U.S. Department of Education, meeting the definition of a school "established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of black Americans."
StudySoup compiled the 20 largest historically Black colleges and universities in the nation, based on 2021 data from the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics. Each HBCU on this list is a four-year institution, and the schools are ranked by the total student enrollment.
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Do you remember the top album from the year you graduated high school? Stacker analyzed Billboard data to determine just that, looking at the best-selling album from every year going all the way back to 1956. Sales data is included only from 1992 onward when Nielsen's SoundScan began gathering computerized figures.
Going in chronological order from 1956 to 2020, we present the best-selling album from the year you graduated high school.