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Coordinates: 43°2′17″N 76°8′11″W 43.03806, -76.13639


Syracuse University

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      • Syracuse, New York, United States of America
    • Telephone Numbers: (315) 443-1870
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In 1832, the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary was founded by the Genesee Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Lima, New York, south of Rochester. In 1849, the Seminary created a companion college named Genesee College. In 1866, the trustees of the struggling college decide to seek a locale whose economic and transportation advantages could provide a better base of support, and three years later,Syracuse, New York was selected. In 1870, the State of New York granted Syracuse University its charter; two years later the - medical school opened, and three years later the Hall of Languages opened and an architecture program was added, one of the early US programs. [1]

In 1874, the university created a bachelor of fine arts degree and in 1876, it began offering post-graduate courses in the College of Arts and Sciences. In 1878 local banker John Crouse gave a substantial gift to construct a new college building. In 1882, Henry Leopold Elsner, M.D. (1855-1916) begans teaching medicine using the German methods of medical education which were based on the then state-of-the-art German model. In 1886, trustee E.F. Holden erected a working observatory as a memorial to his son, Charles Demarest Holden, who graduated in the class of 1877 and died shortly thereafter. In 1887, the university purchased the library of German historian Leopold von Ranke, and two years later it opened the Von Ranke Library. In 1889, Crouse College (The Castle) opened. [1]

  • 1890 - The color orange is adopted as the school's official color (replacing the former colors of rose pink and pea green)
  • 1891 - Stephen Crane enrolls as a student but drops out after a semester
  • 1893 - University benefactor John Dustin Archbold becomes Chairman of the Board of Trustees
  • 1896 - Firearm and typewriter magnate Lyman Cornelius Smith donates funds for the creation of a college of applied science/engineering
  • 1903 - The Daily Orange is founded.
  • 1905 - Industrialist Andrew Carnegie makes a donation to erect the library that will bear his name
  • 1907 - Archbold stadium (donated by John D. Archbold) opens
  • 1907 - Sims Hall opens
  • 1909 - First doctoral program added
  • 1909 - Archbold gymnasium (donated by John D. Archbold) opens
  • 1910 - Photograph of Halley's Comet taken from Holden Observatory
  • 1934 - Journalism school founded
  • 1934 - Harvey Cushing, M.D. (1869-1939), the world’s foremost neurosurgeon, gives the keynote address at the centennial celebration of the medical school and acknowledges the value of Syracuse University’s contribution to the general development of American medical education: "What is historically important is that your school here at Syracuse was the first in New York State and the second in the country [behind only Harvard] to replace the traditional but outworn order of things by progressive exercises for nine months in the year over a period of three years a programme to which other schools quickly followed suit."
  • 1946 - Syracuse earns praise from President Harry S. Truman by admitting 9,464 students under the G.I. Bill, tripling enrollment overnight.
  • 1946 - Syracuse opens cooperative extensions in Endicott and Utica, New York.
  • 1950 - The College of Medicine becomes part of the State University of New York system
  • 1953 - Yates Castle is razed
  • 1956 - Running back Jim Brown scores an NCAA-record: 43 points in the football team's 61-7 rout of Colgate
  • 1957 - Syracuse University Research Corporation is founded by the University as the research branch of the school.
  • 1959 - The Syracuse Orangemen win the National Championship in football.
  • 1961 - Running back Ernie Davis becomes the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy as College Player of the Year.
  • 1962 - Manley Field House opens. It is named for Dr. George L. Manley, a University trustee and graduate of the College of Medicine
  • 1964 - S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications building is dedicated by President Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 1966 - Syracuse joins the Association of American Universities
  • 1973 - Syracuse University Research Corporation is spun off from the University to become an independent not-for-profit research and development corporation chartered by the State of New York.
  • 1974 - S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications building II is dedicated by CBS Television Founder, William S. Paley
  • 1979 - Archbold Stadium is demolished.
  • 1980 - Carrier Dome opens on the former site of Archbold Stadium
  • 1986 - WERW, Syracuse University's only free format college radio station, is started.
  • 1988 - 35 Syracuse students die in the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland.
  • 2003 - Led by freshman Carmelo Anthony, the Syracuse University Orangemen win the NCAA basketball championship, defeating the Kansas Jayhawks by a score of 81-78
  • 2004 - Nancy Cantor is named chancellor, becoming the first female chancellor of Syracuse University.
  • 2007 - The long-awaited third building to the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications complex is dedicated by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. [1]
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