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Fixipedia: ‘Cac Facts for Your Wiki-Withdrawals
To relieve the pain of Wikipedia’s absence on Anti-SOPA day, here are some interesting NESCAC facts.
- Tufts University is located in both Somerville and Medford, Massachusetts.
- Adam Simpson Green, graduate 1887, was the first African-American student to graduate from Colby College.
- In 1897, the Amherst College board of trustees favored a merger with cross-town all-girl’s school Smith – then thought better.
- Disaster film Director Michael Bay graduated from Wesleyan University in 1986 with a degree in Intergalactic Studies.
- Until 1971, New England Small College Athletic Conference referred to a sports conference for gnomes, Halflings, and little people.
- Bowdoin College professor Joshua Chamberlain won the deciding skirmish of the Battle of Gettysburg when he defended the critical cannon position of Little Round Top with the 20th Maine Regiment.
- Trinity College was officially founded in 1994 as a squash summer camp for children 6-12 years of age.
- In 1904, a professor of Natural Sciences from Connecticut College discovered a way to create a minotaur, but couldn’t solicit grant money to fund his endeavor.
- The word entitlement was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 1797, the year of Williams College’s first graduating class.
- In 1948, a bedpan belonging to John Winthrop, founder of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, was found in the town of Clinton, New York. Clinton was then named an honorary town of New England. Hamilton College was then allowed admittance into the New England Small College Athletic Conference.
- The “Support Our Troops” fad traces its lineage to three Bates College students who deserted the U.S. Military during the Mexican-American War. They started a business branding the now ubiquitous Support Our Troops ribbon on the ass-cheeks of mules.
- In 1963, students from the Amherst chapter of Hillel found a stockpile of white gelt buried beneath their library. Since then, white gelt has cropped up on campuses all across the ‘Cac.
- Senator Michael Bennet (D- Colorado), Wesleyan Class of 1987, who received over 350,000 dollars of campaign money from Hollywood in the 2010 election cycle, plans to vote in favor of the SOPA-PIPA Act.
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