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Chenango County, New York

Chenango County is a county located in the south-central section U. S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 50,477, its county seat is Norwich. The county's name originates from an Oneida word meaning "large bull-thistle." This was long the territory of the Oneida people, one of the first Five Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy or Haudenosaunee. They occupied the area until after the Revolutionary War, when they were forced off the land, although they had been allies of the patriot colonists, they were granted a small reservation. When English colonists organized counties in 1683 in what is now New York, the present Chenango County was part of Albany County; this was an enormous county, including the northern part of New York State as well as all of the present State of Vermont and, in theory, extending westward to the Pacific Ocean. But, territories located to the west of present-day Pennsylvania were under effective French control as part of New France. Albany County was reduced in size on July 3, 1766, by the creation of Cumberland County, further on March 16, 1770, by the creation of Gloucester County, both containing territory now in Vermont.

On March 12, 1772, what was left of Albany County was split into three parts, one remaining under the name Albany County. One of the other pieces, Tryon County, contained the western portion; the eastern boundary of Tryon County was five miles west of the present city of Schenectady, the county included the western part of the Adirondack Mountains and the area west of the West Branch of the Delaware River. The area designated as Tryon County has since been organized as 37 counties of New York State; the county was named for the British colonial governor of New York. In the years prior to 1776, during the increasing tensions most of the Loyalists in Tryon County fled to Fort Niagara on the Western Frontier. In 1784, following the peace treaty that ended the American Revolutionary War, the Americans renamed Tryon County as Montgomery County in honor of the US general, Richard Montgomery, he died attempting to capture the city of Quebec. The US residents replaced the name of the former British governor.

In 1788 the Oneida Reservation was reduced by what is known as Clinton's Purchase, when land was sold off west of the Unadilla River to create what are now 20 towns. Settlers from eastern New York and New England started farming. In 1789, Montgomery County was reduced in size by the splitting off of Ontario County; the area split off from Montgomery County was much larger than the present Ontario County, as it included the present Allegany, Chautauqua, Genesee, Monroe, Orleans, Wyoming and part of Schuyler and Wayne counties. It divide it as settlement increased. In 1791, Herkimer and Tioga counties were organized from land separated from Montgomery County. Chenango County was formed on March 1798 from 1,610 square miles of Tioga and Herkimer counties, its eastern border is formed by the Unadilla River. The land had been purchased the year before from the Oneida, who were forced into a smaller reservation to the north. On April 4, 1804, 70 square miles of Chenango County was partitioned to expand Oneida County.

On March 21, 1806, 650 square miles of Chenango County was partitioned to produce Madison County. This established the current borders of Chenango County, which have been maintained to the early 21st century; this area was developed for agriculture in the nineteenth century and is still rural. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 899 square miles, of which 894 square miles is land and 5.1 square miles is water. Chenango County is in the approximate center of the state, west of Albany, north of Binghamton, southeast of Syracuse; the county is considered to be in the Southern Tier region of New York State. The Chenango River, a tributary of the Susquehanna River, flows southward through the county. Madison County - north Otsego County - northeast Delaware County - southeast Broome County - south Cortland County - west As of the census of 2000, there were 51,401 people, 19,926 households, 13,549 families residing in the county; the population density was 58 people per square mile.

There were 23,890 housing units at an average density of 27 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 97.65% White, 0.82% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, 0.74% from two or more races. 1.07% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 20.2% were of English, 14.5% German, 13.8% Irish, 12.3% American and 8.9% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000. 96.7 % spoke 1.3 % Spanish as their first language. There were 19,926 households out of which 32.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.10% were married couples living together, 9.80% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.00% were non-families. 26.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.40% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.01. In the county, the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 24.40% from 45 to 64, 14.90% who were 65 years of age

Molash

Molash is a civil parish and village in Kent, South East England. It contains a small part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - the North Downs - and is on the A252 road between Canterbury and Faversham; each of these is centred 7 miles away. Molash is a scattered semi-rural community buffered and characterised by its own farmland and a borderland forest called King's Wood all part of the higher, more wooded village, Godmersham, a royal hunting forest; the hunt was for deer, a large herd of Fallow Deer still run free in the wood. The far south is well-marked and maintained as the Pilgrims' Way and North Downs Way pass through the forest as they follow the ridge of the North Downs. In the village, St. Peter's Church, built in the 13th century, with a Norman font and 14th-century stained glass windows, was built on the site of an earlier church; the Yew trees in the churchyard are 2,000 years old. The village is centred on the North Downs - on the A252 road between Canterbury and Faversham, each 8 miles away.

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Westminster College (Utah)

Westminster College is a private liberal arts college in Salt Lake City, Utah. The college comprises four schools: the School of Arts and Sciences, the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business, the School of Education, the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, it is the only accredited liberal arts college in the state of Utah. The school was founded in 1875 as the Salt Lake Collegiate Institute, a prep school under the supervision of the First Presbyterian Church of Salt Lake City. College level classes were first offered in 1897 as Sheldon Jackson College, it was given that name after its primary benefactor, Sheldon Jackson. High school level classes ceased to be offered in 1945, the school become a college. Westminster was the first accredited two-year junior college in Utah, it became a liberal arts institution in 1949. The college changed its name to Westminster College in 1902 to better reflect a more general Protestant education; the name is derived from the Westminster Confession of Faith, a Presbyterian confession of faith, which, in turn, was named for the district of London where it was devised.

The University of Westminster, London is a separate higher education institution in the United Kingdom and is not affiliated with Westminster College. Students from all religions are welcome, as Westminster severed its official ties to the Presbyterian church in 1974, although it is still loosely affiliated with the Presbyterian Church; the college is no longer antagonistic toward The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. About 37 percent of its students are LDS; the school administration proposed abandoning its traditional crest emblem, a shield emblazoned with the term Pro Christo et Libertate. After students protested, the school crest was preserved. Located in downtown Salt Lake City, the college moved to its present campus on 27 acres in the Sugar House neighborhood of the city in 1911 where it is still located today. Emigration Creek runs through the campus. On campus are two gyms each equipped with a basketball court, weight room, studio; the larger of the buildings, the Eccles Health Wellness and Athletics Center has an indoor pool, three story rock climbing wall, racket ball court.

As Westminster College is located on little acreage in the heart of Salt Lake City, administration has had to be careful and smart about the growing student population. The sixteenth president of Westminster College, Dr. Michael S. Bassis, saw a need for growing into and connecting with the Sugar House community. During his presidency he acquired Garfield School to the east, with plans on converting it into a center for the arts. However, it was sold to the Elizabeth Academy, a private Montessori school in February 2017. Dr. Bassis struck a deal to have Westminster on the Draw built on 1300 East, directly across the street from Sugar House Park; this space has many uses. At seven floors, the bottom level is used as event space; the second floor is used as business space. While the remaining floors are used as housing for upper-classmen and graduate students. Westminster College has had nineteen presidents since its founding, it has an endowment of $46.1 million as of October 2018. Westminster College comprises four schools: the School of Arts and Sciences, the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business, the School of Education, the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

The college operates on a fall and spring semester system with a mini term in May and eight- and twelve-week summer terms. Westminster offers 34 undergraduate majors conferring BA and BS degrees, which do not include its pre-med, pre-law, pre-dental programs. In addition to a number of post-baccalaureate certificate programs in various fields, Westminster offers 13 graduate degrees: Master of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration in Technology Commercialization, Master of Accountancy, Master of Arts in Community Leadership, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education, Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing Education, Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia, Master of Professional Communication, Master of Strategic Communication, Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Westminster College launched a new program within the Gore School of Business focusing on training students to be entrepreneurs; the Center for New Enterprise will offer graduate and undergraduate degrees as well as community education programs in entrepreneurship.

Westminster College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Universities. Programs throughout the college are accredited as well. Westminster College is the only private, non-denominational, comprehensive liberal arts college in Utah. Admissions statistics advertise a student-faculty ratio of 9:1. U. S. News & World Report ranks Westminster in the top tier of Master's universities in the West and as an excellent educational value. Westminster has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the country by the Princeton Review for more than a decade. U. S. News & World Report ranked Westminster in its 2019 “Best College” guide in the following lists: “Best Regional Universities”; the school boasts over organizations. The Associated Students of Westminster is the student association on campus; the school newspaper is a bi-we