Drew University

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Set beneath a canopy of oaks in an area just west of Madison, New Jersey, Drew University proudly calls itself "the University in the Forest." Long before the university was founded in 1867, townspeople affectionately knew the grounds as "the Forest" and held awe and respect for the sprawling woodland. This affectionate look at the university, written by graduates John T. Cunningham and Regina Diverio, recounts the life and times of an institution that has had only ten presidents in its nearly 135-year-long history. It tells the story of the creation of a genuine university in 1928, when Leonard and Arthur Baldwin, East Orange brothers, provided $1.5 million to found, build, and endow the Brothers College of Liberal Arts.
ISBN: 9780738504537
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Campus History
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Cunningham and Diverio deftly tell the story with images of students and faculty members throughout the years, of the first women admitted to classes, and of World War II days when V-12 sailors were educated on campus. The book ranges through the university's early troubles, the building years of the nineteenth century, and the triumphs of the twentieth century. John Cunningham, New Jersey's preeminent historian, counts four Arcadia titles among his forty-two books. Cunningham is also the author of Drew University's official history, University in the Forest. Regina Diverio, who has been editor of Drew Magazine and a frequent contributor, is a well-known freelance writer and editor.
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