Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest today after over 70 years on the throne. It's no secret that she had a deep love of horses and it's been reported that she owned over 100 of them in her lifetime! Her first horse was a Shetland pony given to her when she was just 4 years old and she continued to regularly ride up until she was 95, only stopping because of doctor's orders due to her mobility issues. While she received private lessons in the UK growing up, there are several colleges and universities in the US with an equine science option. That's right; a degree in horses, and it's more than just riding.
Queen Elizabeth II died yesterday at Balmoral Castle surrounded by the Royal Family at the age of 96 after a record 70 years on the throne. She wasn’t meant to be Queen when she was born in 1926, but became next in line after her uncle, King Edward VIII, abdicated in 1936, making her father the King. While she undoubtedly lived a very privileged life within the confines of Buckingham Palace, the future Queen needed to be educated to prepare her for her role in the Monarchy.
Founded in 1836 as Georgia Female College, Wesleyan College was the first college in the world established to grant degrees to women. It was created after local citizens alongside members of the Methodist Episcopal Church saw growing concern of the current limitations of higher education access for women. Upon opening their doors officially in 1839, Wesleyan was considered progressive for their liberal arts education centered around sciences.
We’re at the end of Black History month and have really enjoyed learning about and sharing Black-centered campus organizations and colleges throughout February. We figured, what better way to round out the month than by highlighting the first ever school to form Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)?!
Historically Black Colleges and Universities were established before 1964 for the sole purpose of academically serving African American students. Previous to their existence, and during segregation in the United States, Black students were largely prevented from receiving higher education due to racial discrimination, with the majority of colleges catering predominately to white students and disqualifying the majority of Black students from attending.
There’s no doubt we’re living in unprecedented times and experiencing firsthand events that history books will talk about in years to come. But nobody knows history quite like members of Phi Alpha Theta!
As an American jurist serving on The Supreme Court from 1993-2020, Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent much of her career as an advocate for women’s rights, gender equality, and civil rights and became a bit of a celebrity due to her short-stature, quiet demeanor, and strong dissents. Her educational career was also quite impressive and paved the way for her court accomplishments!
Founded in 1869 by four law students at the University of Michigan School of Law, Phi Delta Phi is the oldest legal organization in continuous existence, even predating the American Bar Association. It was created as a means to champion students who choose to dedicate their lives to a just legal system.
Let’s face it, technology is what makes the world go ‘round -- especially today with the majority of work and school being conducted remotely. Innovations happen daily in the tech space with a goal of making lives more efficient, easy, and fun! The Technology Student Association (TSA) celebrates students who jump in head-first to make waves in technology and engineering.
Fall sports are back in action with the start of the college football season this week! While games look different this year due to Covid-19, there’s still a sense of normalcy seeing players back on the field and we’re excited about it! With all the excitement, it’s easy to forget that these players are also students and work hard on and off the field. Chi Alpha Sigma recognizes those student athletes.
Fall is one of the most beautiful times of year to visit or live on a college campus. The leaves change color, the air is crisp, and comfy sweaters come out of hiding. When you’re on one of the most scenic campuses in the fall, it feels like you’ve stepped out of your dorm room and into a scene from a movie or a page in a book. Here are a few of the top most scenic campuses in the US (spoiler alert: several are in New England and the Northeast, much to no surprise):
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