University of Massachusetts Amherst
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a public research and land-grant university in Amherst, Massachusetts. It is the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system. UMass Amherst has an annual enrollment of 1,300 faculty members and more than 30,000 students and was ranked 27th best public university by U. S. News Report in 2018 in the national universities category; the university offers academic degrees in 77 master's and 48 doctoral programs. Programs are coordinated in colleges; the main campus is situated north of downtown Amherst. In 2012, U. S. News and World Report ranked Amherst among the Top 10 Great College Towns in America, it is a member of the Five College Consortium. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is categorized as a Research University with Highest research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. In fiscal year 2014, UMass Amherst had research expenditures exceeding $200 million. UMass Amherst sports teams are called the Minutemen and Minutewomen, the colors being maroon and white.
All teams participate in NCAA Division I. The university is a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, while playing ice hockey in Hockey East and football as an FBS Independent; the university was founded in 1863 under the provisions of the Federal Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act to provide instruction to Massachusetts citizens in "agricultural and military arts." Accordingly, the university was named the Massachusetts Agricultural College, popularly referred to as "Mass Aggie" or "M. A. C." In 1867, the college had yet to admit any students, been through two Presidents, had still not completed any college buildings. In that year, William S. Clark was appointed Professor of Botany, he appointed a faculty, completed the construction plan, and, in the fall of 1867, admitted the first class of 50 students. Clark became the first president to serve longterm after the schools opening and is regarded the primary founding father of the college. Of the school's founding figures, there are a traditional "founding four"- Clark, Levi Stockbridge, Charles Goessmann, Henry Goodell, described as "the botanist, the farmer, the chemist, the man of letters."The original buildings consisted of Old South College, North College, the Chemistry Laboratory known as College Hall, the Boarding House, the Botanic Museum and the Durfee Plant House.
Although enrollment was slow during the 1870s, the fledgling college built momentum under the leadership of President Henry Hill Goodell. In the 1880s, Goodell implemented an expansion plan, adding the College Drill Hall in 1883, the Old Chapel Library in 1885, the East and West Experiment Stations in 1886 and 1890; the Campus Pond, now the central focus of the University Campus, was created in 1893 by damming a small brook. The early 20th century saw great expansion in the scope of the curriculum; the first female student was admitted in 1875 on a part-time basis and the first full-time female student was admitted in 1892. In 1903, Draper Hall was constructed for the dual purpose of a dining female housing; the first female students graduated with the class of 1905. The first dedicated female dormitory, the Abigail Adams House was built in 1920. By the start of the 20th century, the college was thriving and expanded its curriculum to include the liberal arts; the Education curriculum was established in 1907.
In recognition of the higher enrollment and broader curriculum, the college was renamed Massachusetts State College in 1931. Following World War II, the G. I. Bill, facilitating financial aid for veterans, led to an explosion of applicants; the college population soared and Presidents Hugh Potter Baker and Ralph Van Meter labored to push through major construction projects in the 1940s and 1950s with regard to dormitories. Accordingly, the name of the college was changed in 1947 to the "University of Massachusetts." By the 1970s, the University continued to grow and gave rise to a shuttle bus service on campus as well as many other architectural additions. Du Bois Library, the Fine Arts Center. Over the course of the next two decades, the John W. Lederle Graduate Research Center and the Conte National Polymer Research Center were built and UMass Amherst emerged as a major research facility; the Robsham Memorial Center for Visitors welcomed thousands of guests to campus after its dedication in 1989.
For athletic and other large events, the Mullins Center was opened in 1993, hosting capacity crowds as the Minutemen basketball team ranked at number one for many weeks in the mid-1990s, reached the Final Four in 1996. UMass Amherst entered. In 2003, for the first time, the Massachusetts State Legislature designated UMass Amherst as a Research Univ
The New York Times
The New York Times is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership. Founded in 1851, the paper has won more than any other newspaper; the Times is ranked 17th in the world by circulation and 2nd in the U. S; the paper is owned by The New York Times Company, publicly traded and is controlled by the Sulzberger family through a dual-class share structure. It has been owned by the family since 1896. G. Sulzberger, the paper's publisher, his father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. the company's chairman, are the fourth and fifth generation of the family to helm the paper. Nicknamed "The Gray Lady", the Times has long been regarded within the industry as a national "newspaper of record"; the paper's motto, "All the News That's Fit to Print", appears in the upper left-hand corner of the front page. Since the mid-1970s, The New York Times has expanded its layout and organization, adding special weekly sections on various topics supplementing the regular news, editorials and features.
Since 2008, the Times has been organized into the following sections: News, Editorials/Opinions-Columns/Op-Ed, New York, Sports of The Times, Science, Home and other features. On Sunday, the Times is supplemented by the Sunday Review, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine and T: The New York Times Style Magazine; the Times stayed with the broadsheet full-page set-up and an eight-column format for several years after most papers switched to six, was one of the last newspapers to adopt color photography on the front page. The New York Times was founded as the New-York Daily Times on September 18, 1851. Founded by journalist and politician Henry Jarvis Raymond and former banker George Jones, the Times was published by Raymond, Jones & Company. Early investors in the company included Edwin B. Morgan, Christopher Morgan, Edward B. Wesley. Sold for a penny, the inaugural edition attempted to address various speculations on its purpose and positions that preceded its release: We shall be Conservative, in all cases where we think Conservatism essential to the public good.
We do not believe that everything in Society is either right or wrong. In 1852, the newspaper started a western division, The Times of California, which arrived whenever a mail boat from New York docked in California. However, the effort failed. On September 14, 1857, the newspaper shortened its name to The New-York Times. On April 21, 1861, The New York Times began publishing a Sunday edition to offer daily coverage of the Civil War. One of the earliest public controversies it was involved with was the Mortara Affair, the subject of twenty editorials in the Times alone; the main office of The New York Times was attacked during the New York City Draft Riots. The riots, sparked by the beginning of drafting for the Union Army, began on July 13, 1863. On "Newspaper Row", across from City Hall, Henry Raymond stopped the rioters with Gatling guns, early machine guns, one of which he manned himself; the mob diverted, instead attacking the headquarters of abolitionist publisher Horace Greeley's New York Tribune until being forced to flee by the Brooklyn City Police, who had crossed the East River to help the Manhattan authorities.
In 1869, Henry Raymond died, George Jones took over as publisher. The newspaper's influence grew in 1870 and 1871, when it published a series of exposés on William Tweed, leader of the city's Democratic Party—popularly known as "Tammany Hall" —that led to the end of the Tweed Ring's domination of New York's City Hall. Tweed had offered The New York Times five million dollars to not publish the story. In the 1880s, The New York Times transitioned from supporting Republican Party candidates in its editorials to becoming more politically independent and analytical. In 1884, the paper supported Democrat Grover Cleveland in his first presidential campaign. While this move cost The New York Times a portion of its readership among its more progressive and Republican readers, the paper regained most of its lost ground within a few years. After George Jones died in 1891, Charles Ransom Miller and other New York Times editors raised $1 million dollars to buy the Times, printing it under the New York Times Publishing Company.
However, the newspaper was financially crippled by the Panic of 1893, by 1896, the newspaper had a circulation of less than 9,000, was losing $1,000 a day. That year, Adolph Ochs, the publisher of the Chattanooga Times, gained a controlling interest in the company for $75,000. Shortly after assuming control of the paper, Ochs coined the paper's slogan, "All The News That's Fit To Print"; the slogan has appeared in the paper since September 1896, has been printed in a box in the upper left hand corner of the front page since early 1897. The slogan was a jab at competing papers, such as Joseph Pulitzer's New York World and William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal, which were known for a lurid and inaccurate reporting of facts and opinions, described by the end of the century as "yellow journalism". Under Ochs' guidance, aided by Carr
Samantha Jane Power is a British-born Irish American academic, political critic and diplomat who served as the 28th United States Ambassador to the United Nations from 2013 to 2017. She is a member of the Democratic Party. Power began her career as a war correspondent covering the Yugoslav Wars. From 1998 to 2002, she served as the Founding Executive Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, where she became the first Anna Lindh Professor of Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy, she was a senior adviser to Senator Barack Obama until March 2008, when she resigned from his presidential campaign after apologizing for referring to then-Senator Hillary Clinton as "a monster."Power joined the Obama State Department transition team in late November 2008. She served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights on the National Security Council from January 2009 to February 2013. In April 2012, Obama chose her to chair a newly formed Atrocities Prevention Board.
During her tenure, Power's office focused on such issues as United Nations reform, women's rights and LGBT rights, religious freedom and religious minorities, human trafficking, human rights, democracy, including in the Middle East and North Africa and Myanmar. She is considered to have been a key figure in the Obama administration in persuading the president to intervene militarily in Libya. In 2016, she was listed as the 41st most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. Power is a subject of the 2014 documentary Watchers of the Sky, which explains the contribution of several notable people, including Power, to the cause of genocide prevention, she won a Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for her book A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, a study of the U. S. foreign policy response to genocide. She has been awarded the 2015 Barnard Medal of Distinction and the 2016 Henry A. Kissinger Prize. Power was born in London, the daughter of Irish parents Vera Delaney, a field-hockey international and kidney doctor, Jim Power, a dentist and piano player.
Raised in Ireland until she was nine, Power lived in Castleknock and was schooled in Mount Anville Montessori, Dublin, until her mother emigrated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1979. She attended Lakeside High School in Atlanta, where she was a member of the cross country team and the basketball team, she subsequently received her B. A. degree from Yale University, where she was a member of Aurelian Honor Society, her J. D. degree from Harvard Law School. In 1993, at age 23, she became a U. S. citizen. From 1993 to 1996, she worked as a war correspondent, covering the Yugoslav Wars for U. S. News & World Report, The Boston Globe, The Economist, The New Republic; when she returned to the United States, she attended Harvard Law School, receiving her J. D. in 1999. The following year, she published her first edited and compiled work, Realizing Human Rights: Moving from Inspiration to Impact, her first book, A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, grew out of a paper she wrote while attending law school.
The book won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction and the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize in 2003. From 1998 to 2002, Power served as the Founding Executive Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, where she served as the Anna Lindh Professor of Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy. In 2004, Power was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world that year. In fall 2007, she began writing a regular column for Time. Power spent 2005–06 working in the office of U. S. Senator Barack Obama as a foreign policy fellow, where she was credited with sparking and directing Obama's interest in the Darfur conflict, she served as a senior foreign policy adviser to Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, but stepped down after referring to Hillary Clinton as "a monster". Power apologized for the remarks made in an interview with The Scotsman in London, resigned from the campaign shortly thereafter; the second book she edited and compiled, Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World, was released on February 14, 2008.
The third book she edited and compiled, The Unquiet American: Richard Holbrook in the World. Power was an outspoken supporter of Barack Obama; when she joined the Obama campaign as a foreign policy advisor, Men's Vogue described her as a "Harvard brainiac who can boast both a Pulitzer Prize and a mean jump shot. Now the consummate outsider is working on her inside game: D. C. politics."In August 2007, Power authored a memo titled "Conventional Washington versus the Change We Need", in which she provided one of the first comprehensive statements of Obama's approach to foreign policy. In the memo she writes: "Barack Obama's judgment is right. We need a new era of tough and engaged American diplomacy to deal with 21st century challenges."In February and March 2008, Power began an international book tour to promote her book, Chasing the Flame. Because of her involvement in the Obama campaign, many of the interviews she gave revolved around her and Barack Obama's foreign-policy views, as well as the 2008 campaign.
"Armenians for Obama" uploaded a video of Power to YouTube where she referred to Obama's "unshakeable conscientiousness" regarding genocide in general and the Armenian genocide in particular, as well as saying that he would "call a spade a spade, speak the truth about it". Power appeared on BBC's HARDtalk on March 6, stating that Barack Obama's pledge to "have all U. S. combat brigades out of Iraq within 16 month
Steve Coll is an American journalist and executive. He is the dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where he is the Henry R. Luce Professor of Journalism. A staff writer for The New Yorker, he served as the president and CEO of the New America think tank from 2007 to 2012, he is the recipient of two Pulitzer Prize awards, two Overseas Press Club Awards, a PEN American Center John Kenneth Galbraith Award, an Arthur Ross Book Award, a Livingston Award, a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, a Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award, the Lionel Gelber Prize. From 2012 to 2013, he was a voting member of the Pulitzer Prize Board before continuing to serve in an ex officio capacity as the dean of the Columbia Journalism School. Steve Coll was born on October 8, 1958, in Washington, D. C, he attended Thomas S. Wootton High School in Rockville, graduating in 1976, he moved to Los Angeles and enrolled in Occidental College, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
In 1980, he graduated cum laude with majors in history. Coll attended the University of Sussex during his studies. Coll is married to his second wife and poet Eliza Griswold. In 1980, Coll joined the writing staff of California magazine working on staff as a contributing editor. In 1985, he started working for the Washington Post as a general assignment feature writer for the paper's Style section. Two years he was promoted to serve as the financial correspondent for the newspaper, based in New York City, he and David A. Vise collaborated on a series of reports scrutinizing the Securities and Exchange Commission for which they received the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting and the Gerald Loeb Award for Large Newspapers. In 1989, he moved to New Delhi, he served as a foreign correspondent through 1995. Coll began working for the newspaper's Sunday magazine insert in 1995, serving as publisher of the magazine from 1996 to 1998, he was promoted to managing editor of the newspaper in 1998 and served in that capacity through 2004.
He has served as an associate editor for the newspaper from late 2004 to August 2005. In September 2005, Coll joined the writing staff of The New Yorker. Based in Washington, D. C. he reported on national security. On July 23, 2007, Coll was named as the next director of the New America Foundation, a non-profit, non-partisan think tank headquartered in Washington, D. C, he has contributed to the New York Review of Books about the war in Afghanistan. On June 25, 2012, Coll announced his resignation as President of the New America Foundation to pen a follow up to Ghost Wars. On October 23, 2012, Coll was elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board, administered by Columbia University. On March 18, 2013, Coll was announced to succeed Nick Lemann as the Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, effective July 1, 2013. 1990: Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting 1991: Livingston Award for International Reporting for "Crisis and Change in South Asia", The Washington Post 2000: Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for "Peace Without Justice: A Journey to the Wounded Heart of Africa", The Washington Post 2000: Ed Cunningham Award for "Peace Without Justice: A Journey to the Wounded Heart of Africa", The Washington Post 2004: Lionel Gelber Prize for Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 2004: Cornelius Ryan Award for Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 2005: Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 2005: Arthur Ross Book Award for Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 2008: National Book Critics Circle Award for The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century 2009: PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century 2012: Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award for Private Empire 2012: National Book Critics Circle Award for Private Empire 2018: National Book Critics Circle Award for Directorate S Coll, Steve.
The deal of the century: the breakup of AT&T. Atheneum. —. The taking of Getty Oil: the full story of the most spectacular & catastrophic takeover of all time. Scribner. Vise, David A.. Eagle on the Street: based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the SEC's battle with Wall Street. New York: Scribner's. Coll, Steve. On the Grand Trunk Road: a journey into South Asia. Crown Press. —. Ghost wars: the secret history of the CIA, Afghanistan and Bin Laden, from the Soviet invasion to September 10, 2001. Penguin. —. The Bin Ladens: an Arabian family in the American Century. Penguin. —. Private empire: ExxonMobil and American power. Penguin. —. Directorate S: the C. I. A. and America's secret wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001–2016. Penguin. Coll, Steve. "The test". The Talk of the Town. Comment; the New Yorker. 84: 29–30. Retrieved 2015-11-29. —. "War and Politics". The Talk of the Town. Comment; the New Yorker. 85: 31–32. —. "Behind Closed Doors". The Talk of the Town. Comment; the New Yorker. 86: 35–36. —. "Leaks". The Talk of
Anne Elizabeth Applebaum is an American journalist and historian, a citizen of Poland. A winner of the Pulitzer Prize, she has written extensively about Marxism-Leninism and the development of civil society in Central and Eastern Europe, she is a visiting Professor of Practice at the London School of Economics, where she runs Arena, a project on propaganda and disinformation. She has been an editor at The Economist and The Spectator, a member of the editorial board of The Washington Post. Applebaum was born in Washington, D. C, her parents are Harvey M. Applebaum, a partner in the Covington and Burling law firm, Elizabeth Applebaum, of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Applebaum has stated, her ancestors came to America from. She graduated from the Sidwell Friends School, she earned a BA in history and literature at Yale University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. As a Marshall Scholar at the London School of Economics she earned a master's degree in international relations, she studied at St Antony's College, before moving to Warsaw, Poland, in 1988 as a correspondent for The Economist.
From 1988, Applebaum wrote about the collapse of communism from Warsaw. Working for The Economist and The Independent, she provided front-page and cover stories of important social and political transitions in Central and Eastern Europe, both before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. In 1994 she published her first book, Between East and West, a travelogue describing the rise of nationalism in the Western republics of the Soviet Union; the book was awarded an Adolph Bentinck Prize in 1996. Applebaum worked as the Africa editor of The Economist in 1992. In 1993, she left the paper and became the foreign editor and the deputy editor at The Spectator, where she wrote about British and international politics, writing cover stories from Brussels, Moscow and Milan as well as London, she wrote regular columns for both The Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph in London. In 1996 and 1997 Applebaum wrote about Britain, in particular the victory of Tony Blair's Labour Party, as the political columnist for London's Evening Standard newspaper.
Applebaum returned to Poland in 1998, where she continued to write for the Sunday Telegraph and other newspapers. In 2001 she did a major interview with prime minister Tony Blair, she began doing historical research for her book Gulag: A History on the Soviet concentration camp system, which won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. It was nominated for a National Book Award, for the LA Times book award and for the National Book Critics Circle Award, it was translated into more than 25 languages. From 2001 to 2005, Applebaum lived in Washington where she was a member of The Washington Post editorial board, she wrote about a wide range of US policy issues, including healthcare, social security and education. She began writing a column for The Washington Post, which continues to the present. Applebaum was briefly an adjunct fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a think tank. Returning to Europe in 2005, Applebaum was a George Herbert Walker Bush/Axel Springer Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, Germany, in 2006.
Her second history book, Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944–56, was published in 2012 by Doubleday in the US and Allen Lane in the UK. From 2011 to 2016, she created and ran the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute, an international think tank and educational charity based in London. Among other projects, she ran a two-year program examining the relationship between democracy and growth in Brazil and South Africa, created the Future of Syria and Future of Iran projects on future institutional change in those two countries, commissioned a series of papers on corruption in Georgia and Ukraine. Together with Foreign Policy magazine she created Democracy Lab, a website focusing on countries in transition to, or away from and which has since become Democracy Post at The Washington Post, she ran Beyond Propaganda, a program examining 21st century propaganda and disinformation. Started in 2014, the program anticipated debates about "fake news". At the end of 2016, she left Legatum because of its stance on Brexit following the appointment of Euroskeptic Philippa Stroud as CEO and joined the London School of Economics as a Professor of Practice at the Institute for Global Affairs.
At the LSE she runs a program on disinformation and 21st century propaganda. On February 21, 2014, Applebaum wrote in The Daily Telegraph, documenting the breakdown in law and order in Ukraine over the previous fortnight, she concluded that it "is not a war, or a conflict which either side can win with weapons. It will have to be solved through negotiations, political debate. Applebaum has been a vocal critic of Western conduct regarding the 2014 Crimean crisis. In an article in The Washington Post on March 5, she maintained that the US and its allies should not continue to enable "the existence of a corrupt Russian regime, destabilizing Europe", noting that the actions of President Vladimir Putin had violated "a series of international treaties". On March 7, in another Telegraph article, discussing an information war, Applebaum argued that "a
Hosei University is a long-established private university based in Tokyo, Japan. The university originated in a school of law, Tōkyō Hōgakusha, established in 1880, the following year renamed Tōkyō Hōgakkō; this was from 1883 headed by Dr. Gustave Boissonade, was influenced by the French legal tradition, it merged in 1889 with a school of French studies, Tōkyō Futsugakkō, founded three years earlier. It adopted the name Hosei University in 1903 and was recognized as a private university in 1920. Other notable figures involved in its foundation include Dr. Masaaki Tomii, Dr. Ume Kenjirō, "Father of the Japanese Civil Code". In addition, Hosei University belongs to Tokyo Big6 Baseball League; the league is one of the most traditional college sports leagues in Japan. Hosei University is popular for high school students. Hosei University got 2nd in the number of applicants among Japanese universities in 2017 and 2018. Hosei University ranked. Hosei has three main campuses, which it calls Ichigaya and Tama.
The Ichigaya campus is halfway between Iidabashi stations in central Tokyo. The campus is still somewhat isolated from central Tokyo. Sciences are studied at the Koganei campus to the west of Tokyo, other subjects are split between Tama, Ichigaya. Faculty of Law Faculty of Letters Faculty of Business Administration Faculty of Intercultural Communication Faculty of Sustainability Studies Faculty of Lifelong Learning and Career Studies Faculty of Engineering and Design Faculty of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies Institute of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies Sports Science Institute Graduate School of Humanities Graduate School of Economics Graduate School of Law Graduate School of Politics Graduate School of Sociology Graduate School of Business Administration Graduate School of Policy Sciences Graduate School of Environmental Management Graduate School of Intercultural Communication International Japan-Studies Institute Law School Business School of Innovation Management Faculty of Economics Faculty of Social Sciences Faculty of Social Policy and Administration Graduate School of Social Well-Being Studies Faculty of Engineering Faculty of Science and Engineering Faculty of Bioscience and Applied Chemistry Faculty of Computer and Information Science Graduate School of Engineering Graduate School of Computer and Information Science Mizuhito Akiyama, author Chiho Aoshima, artist Mew Azama and actress Satoshi Dezaki, anime director Yukihiro Doi, racing cyclist Shu Fujisawa, author Sadayoshi Fukuda and critic Takuya Honda, football player Tomoko Hoshino, actress Norihiro Inoue, actor Kenji Goto and writer Kairi Hojo, professional wrestler Kosuke Ito, politician Mitsuaki Iwagō, photographer Hideo Jinpu, politician Yukio Jitsukawa, politician Emi Kaneko, politician Hiroh Kikai, photographer Shin Kishida, actor* Hiroto Kōmoto, singer* Aki Maeda, actress Masao Maruyama, film producer Michiko Matsumoto, photographer Shinpei Matsushita, politician Takayuki Mikami, karateka Kyohei Morita, rugby player Katsuhito Nakazato, photographer Kinoko Nasu, author Kouhei Kadono, author Yuka Sato, figure skater Midori Sawato, film narrator Yoshihide Suga, politician Haruka Takachiho, author Kazunori Tanaka, politician Tadashi Wakabayashi, baseball player Yōsuke Yamahata, photographer* Taku Yamamoto, politician Yoshio Yatsu, politician Shuichi Yoshida, novelist Yasumi Matsuno, video game creator* Hu Han Min, Chinese revolutionist, acting for Dr Sun Yat-sun as generalissimo, first Chairman of Central Executive Committee of Kuomintang * dropped out before graduation With what they taught, which may be different from what they are more known for.
The university's baseball team plays as one of the Tokyo Big6 Baseball League. Official site Official site History of Hosei University
The State University of New York at Binghamton referred to as Binghamton University and SUNY Binghamton, is a public research university with campuses in Binghamton and Johnson City, New York, United States. It is one of the four university centers in the State University of New York system; as of Fall 2018, 17,768 undergraduate and graduate students attend the university. The Vestal campus is listed as a census-designated place, with a residential population of 6,177 as of the 2010 Census. Since its establishment in 1946, the school has evolved from a small liberal arts college to a large research university, ranked among the best public universities in the United States. Binghamton University is considered to be one of the "Public Ivies," a publicly-funded university considered as providing a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League; the university is designated as an R1 Doctoral University with high research activity according to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
Binghamton's athletic teams are known as the Bearcats, compete in Division I of the NCAA. The Bearcats are members of the America East Conference. Binghamton University was established in 1946 in Endicott, New York, as Triple Cities College to serve the needs of local veterans returning from World War II. Thomas J. Watson, a founding member of IBM in Broome County, viewed the Triple Cities region as an area of great potential. In the early 1940s he collaborated with local leaders to begin establishing the two-year school as a satellite of private Syracuse University, donating land that would become the school's early home. Triple Cities College students finished their bachelor's degrees at Syracuse. By the 1948–1949 academic year, these could be completed at the College. In 1950, it split from Syracuse and became incorporated into the public State University of New York system as Harpur College, named in honor of Robert Harpur, a colonial teacher and pioneer who settled in the Binghamton area.
At the time it joined Champlain College in Plattsburgh as the only two liberal arts schools in the New York state system. When Champlain closed in 1952 to make way for the Plattsburgh Air Force Base, the records and some students and faculty were transferred to Harpur College in Binghamton. Harpur received 16,000 non-duplicate volumes and the complete contents of the Champlain College library. In 1955, Harpur began to plan its current location in a town near Binghamton. A site large enough to anticipate future growth was purchased, with the school's move to its new 387-acre campus being completed by 1961. Colonial Hall, Triple Cities College's original building in Endicott, stands today as the village's Visitor's Center. In 1965, Harpur College was selected to join New York state schools at Stony Brook and Buffalo as one of the four new SUNY university centers. Redesignated the State University of New York at Binghamton, the school's new name reflected its status as an advanced degree granting institution.
In a nod to tradition, its undergraduate college of arts and sciences remained "Harpur College". With more than 60% of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in Harpur's degree programs, it is the largest of Binghamton's constituent schools. In 1967, the School of Advanced Technology was established, the precursor to the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science, founded in 1983. Since 1992, the school has made an effort to distinguish itself from the SUNY system, rebranding itself as "Binghamton University," or "Binghamton University, State University of New York". Still and the State University of New York at Binghamton, its University administration procedures discourage references to the school as "SUNY—Binghamton," "SUNY—B," "Harpur College," or other names not listed above; the first president of Harpur College, who began as dean of Triple Cities College, was Glenn Bartle. The second president, G. Bruce Dearing, served several years during the Vietnam era before leaving to become vice chancellor for academic affairs at the SUNY Central Administration in Albany.
Next was C. Peter Magrath, former interim president of the University of Nebraska, who served from 1972 to 1974 left to become president at the University of Minnesota; the fourth president at Binghamton was Clifford D. Clark, who left his position as dean of the business school at the University of Kansas to serve as vice president for academic affairs at Binghamton in 1973, he was asked to take on the job of acting president in the fall of 1974, when Magrath left for Minnesota. Clark was selected as president and served from March 1975 through mid-1990. During this time he led the school's evolution from a four-year liberal arts college to a research university. Clark added the Anderson Center for the Performing Arts and inaugurated the Summer Music Festival, created the Harpur Forum, established the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science, fostered the expansion and development of the Decker School of Nursing. Lois B. DeFleur became the university's fifth president upon Clark's retirement in 1990.
During her nearly 20-year tenure the University experienced its most significant growth. She oversaw substantial additions to the student and faculty populations, vastly expanded research activities and funding, formalized Binghamton's fundraising efforts, expanded the campus' physical footprint by 20 buildings, launched Binghamton's "green" efforts for which they are now nationally recognized, transitioned the school from Division III athletics to Division I and catalyzed the biggest increase in academic rankings to date. DeFleur retired in 2010 and on July 1