Education: Have Another Party

Only ten years had passed since the University of Louisville celebrated its first 100 years with three months of banquets and festivities. The university had modestly dated its beginning from 1837, when the citizens of Louisville decided to build the first municipal university in the U.S. Last week, however, President John W. Taylor announced a new calculation: the university, he declared, was actually founded 39 years earlier, in 1798, when Jefferson Seminary, its "parent institution," was chartered. Accordingly, he ordered a new round of festivities for next year, to celebrate Louisville U's 150th.


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