University of Akron
The University of Akron is a public research university in Akron, United States. The university is part of the University System of Ohio, as a STEM-focused institution, it focuses on industries such as polymers, advanced materials, and engineering. The University of Akron offers about 200 undergraduate and more than 100 graduate majors and has an enrollment of approximately 27,000 students. The universitys College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering is housed in a 12-story reflective glass building near downtown Akron on the edge of the main campus. UA’s Archives of the History of American Psychology is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, in addition, the university hosts nursing programs in affiliation with Lorain County Community College. It was announced that the location would be given to those who could find an appropriate location, john R. Buchtel, a prominent Akron businessman and Universalist, promptly contributed $25,000 to the endowment fund and $6,000 to the building fund.
This led other Akronites to donate, setting the goal and securing Akron as the location for Buchtel College, john R. Buchtel continued to be the colleges most significant contributor, giving $500,000 over his lifetime, approximately equivalent to $16 million today. When the university opened in 1872 it was a single-building campus, george Washington Crouse donated $10,000 of the $20,000 needed to build a new gymnasium, completed in 1888. It was named Crouse Gymnasium in his honor, and was known as the finest gym west of the Alleghenies, tragedy struck the small college on December 20,1899, when Old Buchtel burned to the ground. Insurance only covered $65,000 of the estimated $100,000 in loss, while new campus buildings were being constructed, the Crouse Gymnasium was divided into seven classrooms and served as the college until a new Buchtel Hall was opened in 1901. The new Buchtel Hall, which itself was gutted by fire in 1971, in 1913, Buchtel College trustees transferred the institution and its assets to the city of Akron, and Buchtel College became the Municipal University of Akron.
At this time, the enrollment was 198 students, tax money levied for the school and Akrons growing population led to strong growth for the university. Over the next decades the university continued to add new buildings to accommodate its growing student population, acquiring more land through purchases. In 1963, Governor Jim Rhodes approved the university as a state-assisted institution, enrollment in 1964 was 10,000 students. In 1967, it became a state university, providing its current name as The University of Akron. In 2015,25,117 students were enrolled at the University of Akron, during the tenure of its 15th president, Luis M. Proenza, the University of Akron underwent a $627 million construction project, called A New Landscape for Learning. A new football stadium, InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field, was constructed on campus. The new stadium opened for its first game on September 12,2009, the stadium replaced the Rubber Bowl, which is 3 miles from campus and was built in 1940
American Civil War
The American Civil War was an internal conflict fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865. The Union faced secessionists in eleven Southern states grouped together as the Confederate States of America, the Union won the war, which remains the bloodiest in U. S. history. Among the 34 U. S. states in February 1861, War broke out in April 1861 when Confederates attacked the U. S. fortress of Fort Sumter. The Confederacy grew to eleven states, it claimed two more states, the Indian Territory, and the southern portions of the western territories of Arizona. The Confederacy was never recognized by the United States government nor by any foreign country. The states that remained loyal, including border states where slavery was legal, were known as the Union or the North, the war ended with the surrender of all the Confederate armies and the dissolution of the Confederate government in the spring of 1865. The war had its origin in the issue of slavery. The Confederacy collapsed and 4 million slaves were freed, but before his inauguration, seven slave states with cotton-based economies formed the Confederacy.
The first six to declare secession had the highest proportions of slaves in their populations, the first seven with state legislatures to resolve for secession included split majorities for unionists Douglas and Bell in Georgia with 51% and Louisiana with 55%. Alabama had voted 46% for those unionists, Mississippi with 40%, Florida with 38%, Texas with 25%, of these, only Texas held a referendum on secession. Eight remaining slave states continued to reject calls for secession, outgoing Democratic President James Buchanan and the incoming Republicans rejected secession as illegal. Lincolns March 4,1861 inaugural address declared that his administration would not initiate a civil war, speaking directly to the Southern States, he reaffirmed, I have no purpose, directly or indirectly to interfere with the institution of slavery in the United States where it exists. I believe I have no right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so. After Confederate forces seized numerous federal forts within territory claimed by the Confederacy, efforts at compromise failed, the Confederates assumed that European countries were so dependent on King Cotton that they would intervene, but none did, and none recognized the new Confederate States of America.
Hostilities began on April 12,1861, when Confederate forces fired upon Fort Sumter, while in the Western Theater the Union made significant permanent gains, in the Eastern Theater, the battle was inconclusive in 1861–62. The autumn 1862 Confederate campaigns into Maryland and Kentucky failed, dissuading British intervention, Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which made ending slavery a war goal. To the west, by summer 1862 the Union destroyed the Confederate river navy, much of their western armies, the 1863 Union siege of Vicksburg split the Confederacy in two at the Mississippi River. In 1863, Robert E. Lees Confederate incursion north ended at the Battle of Gettysburg, Western successes led to Ulysses S. Grants command of all Union armies in 1864
Organization of American Historians
The Organization of American Historians, formerly known as the Mississippi Valley Historical Association, is the largest professional society dedicated to the teaching and study of American history. The OAH publishes the Journal of American History, among its various programs, OAH conducts an annual meeting each spring, and has a robust roster on its OAH Distinguished Lecturership Program. Membership is open to all who wish to support its mission, in 2010 its individual membership is approximately 8,000 and its institutional membership approximately 1,250. For its 2009 fiscal year ending June 30,2009, the operating budget was approximately $2.9 million. The organizations headquarters are in Bloomington, Indiana on the campus of Indiana University in the Raintree House, the Raintree House is a Greek Revival style brick house. The house gets its name from two large raintrees, which stand on the property, built by William Moffett Millen c. 1845, it is an excellent example of the Georgian house plan favored by farmers in southern Indiana.
The Mississippi Valley Historical Association was formed on October 17 and 18,1907 at a meeting in Lincoln, Indiana University was selected as home for the editorial offices of the Mississippi Valley Historical Review predecessor to the Journal of American History in 1963. Prior to relocating to Indiana, the offices were located at Tulane University. The organization moved its business offices to Indiana in the summer of 1970 from its home on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, the OAH was admitted to the American Council of Learned Societies in 1971. It is a partner of the National Coalition for History, the National Humanities Alliance. Information about OAH governance and its structure is available at http. Each year since its founding, the Organization of American Historians holds its meeting in a city in the United States. The OAH met during the years in these cities and venues in the United States. The following is a list of Awards and Prizes given by Organization of American Historians
The farthest point reached by the attack has been referred to as the high-water mark of the Confederacy. The charge is named after Maj. Gen. George Pickett, Picketts charge was part of Lees general plan to take Cemetery Hill and the network of roads it commanded. His military secretary, A. L. Long, described Lees thinking, sloping westward, formed the depression through which the Emmitsburg road passes. Perceiving that by forcing the Federal lines at that point and turning toward Cemetery Hill would be taken in flank, Lee determined to attack at that point, and the execution was assigned to Longstreet. On the night of July 2, Meade correctly predicted at a council of war that Lee would attack the center of his lines the following morning. The infantry assault was preceded by an artillery bombardment that was meant to soften up the Union defense and silence its artillery. Approximately 12,500 men in nine infantry brigades advanced over open fields for three-quarters of a mile under heavy Union artillery, years later, when asked why his charge at Gettysburg failed, Pickett replied, Ive always thought the Yankees had something to do with it.
Pettigrew commanded brigades from Maj. Gen. Henry Heths old division, under Col. Birkett D. Fry, Col. James K. Marshall, Brig. Gen. Joseph R. Davis, and Col. John M. Brockenbrough. Trimble, commanding Maj. Gen. Dorsey Penders division, had the brigades of Brig, alfred M. Scales and James H. Lane. Two brigades from Maj. Gen. Richard H. Andersons division were to support the attack on the flank, Brig. Gen. Cadmus M. Wilcox. The target of the Confederate assault was the center of the Union Army of the Potomacs II Corps, commanded by Maj. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock. Directly in the center was the division of Brig. Gen. John Gibbon with the brigades of Brig. Gen. William Harrow, Col. Norman J. Hall, and Brig. Gen. Alexander S. Webb. Meades headquarters were just behind the II Corps line, in the house owned by the widow Lydia Leister. The specific objective of the assault has been the source of historical controversy, the copse of trees on Cemetery Ridge has been cited as the visual landmark for the attacking force. Historical treatments such as the 1993 film Gettysburg continue to popularize this view, the copse of trees, currently a prominent landmark, was under ten feet high in 1863, only visible to a portion of the attacking columns from certain parts of the battlefield.
From the beginning of the planning, things went awry for the Confederates. While Picketts division had not been used yet at Gettysburg, A. P. Hills health became an issue, some of Hills corps had fought lightly on July 1 and not at all on July 2. However, troops that had heavy fighting on July 1 ended up making the charge
Virtual International Authority File
The Virtual International Authority File is an international authority file. It is a joint project of national libraries and operated by the Online Computer Library Center. The project was initiated by the US Library of Congress, the German National Library, the National Library of France joined the project on October 5,2007. The project transitions to a service of the OCLC on April 4,2012, the aim is to link the national authority files to a single virtual authority file. In this file, identical records from the different data sets are linked together, a VIAF record receives a standard data number, contains the primary see and see records from the original records, and refers to the original authority records. The data are available online and are available for research and data exchange. Reciprocal updating uses the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting protocol, the file numbers are being added to Wikipedia biographical articles and are incorporated into Wikidata. VIAFs clustering algorithm is run every month, as more data are added from participating libraries, clusters of authority records may coalesce or split, leading to some fluctuation in the VIAF identifier of certain authority records
Confederate States of America
The Confederate States, officially the Confederate States of America, commonly referred to as the Confederacy, was a breakaway country of 11 secessionist slave states existing from 1861 to 1865. It was never recognized as an Independent country, although it achieved belligerent status by Britain. A new Confederate government was established in February 1861 before Lincoln took office in March, after the Civil War began in April, four slave states of the Upper South – Virginia, Arkansas and North Carolina – declared their secession and joined the Confederacy. The government of the United States rejected the claims of secession, the Civil War began with the April 12,1861, Confederate attack upon Fort Sumter, a Union fort in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina. In spring 1865, after four years of fighting which led to an estimated 620,000 military deaths, all the Confederate forces surrendered. Jefferson Davis lamented that the Confederacy had disappeared in 1865, Missouri and Kentucky were represented by partisan factions from those states, while the legitimate governments of those two states retained formal adherence to the Union.
Also fighting for the Confederacy were two of the Five Civilized Tribes located in Indian Territory and a new, but uncontrolled, Confederate Territory of Arizona. Efforts by certain factions in Maryland to secede were halted by federal imposition of law, while Delaware, though of divided loyalty. A Unionist government in parts of Virginia organized the new state of West Virginia. With the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1,1863, the Union made abolition of slavery a war goal, as Union forces moved southward, large numbers of plantation slaves were freed. Many joined the Union lines, enrolling in service as soldiers and laborers, the most notable advance was Shermans March to the Sea in late 1864. Much of the Confederacys infrastructure was destroyed, including telegraphs, plantations in the path of Shermans forces were severely damaged. Internal movement became increasingly difficult for Southerners, weakening the economy and these losses created an insurmountable disadvantage in men and finance.
Public support for Confederate President Jefferson Daviss administration eroded over time due to repeated military reverses, economic hardships, after four years of campaigning, Richmond was captured by Union forces in April 1865. Shortly afterward, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, President Davis was captured on May 10,1865, and jailed in preparation for a treason trial that was ultimately never held. The U. S. government began a process known as Reconstruction which attempted to resolve the political and constitutional issues of the Civil War. By 1877, the Compromise of 1877 ended Reconstruction in the former Confederate states, Confederate veterans had been temporarily disenfranchised by Reconstruction policy. The prewar South had many areas, the war left the entire region economically devastated by military action, ruined infrastructure
College of William & Mary
The College of William & Mary in Virginia is a public research university located in Williamsburg, United States. William & Mary educated U. S. Presidents Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, a young George Washington received his surveyors license through the College. W&M students founded the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society in 1776, the establishment of graduate programs in law and medicine in 1779 makes it one of the first universities in the United States. In addition to its program, W&M is home to several graduate programs. Named in honor of the reigning monarchs King William III and Queen Mary II, the original plans for the College date back to 1618 but were thwarted by the Indian Massacre of 1622, a change in government, events related to the English Civil War, and Bacons Rebellion. In 1695 before the town of Williamsburg existed, construction began on the College Building, now known as the Sir Christopher Wren Building and it is the oldest college building in America. The College is one of the countrys nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution, the Charter named James Blair as the Colleges first president.
William & Mary was founded as an Anglican institution, students were required to be members of the Church of England, and professors were required to declare adherence to the Thirty-Nine Articles. In 1693, the College was given a seat in the House of Burgesses and it was determined the College would be supported by taxes and export duties on furs. The College acquired a 330 acres parcel for the new school,8 miles from Jamestown, in 1694, the new school opened in temporary buildings. Williamsburg was granted a charter as a city in 1722 by the Crown. During this time, the College served as a law center and it educated future U. S. Presidents Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and John Tyler. The College has been called the Alma Mater of a Nation because of its ties to Americas founding fathers. A 17-year-old George Washington received his surveyors license through the College, William & Mary is famous for its firsts, the first U. S. institution with a Royal Charter, the first Greek-letter society, the first student honor code and the first law school in America.
The College became a school in 1906 and became coeducational in 1918. In 1928, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. chose the College Building as the first building to be returned to its 18th-century appearance as part of the iconic Colonial Williamsburg restoration. During the period of the American Revolution, freedom of religion was established in Virginia notably with the 1786 passage of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, in 1779 the college became the first American university with the establishment of the graduate schools in law and medicine. The College of William and Mary is home to the nations first collegiate secret society, popularly known as the Flat Hat Club, founded November 11,1750
On the other hand, Just War Theory explores the moral dimensions of warfare, and to better limit the destructive reality caused by war, seeks to establish a doctrine of military ethics. The discipline of history is dynamic, changing with development as much of the subject area as the societies. An important recent concept is the Revolution in Military Affairs which attempts to explain how warfare has been shaped by emerging technologies and it highlights the short outbursts of rapid change followed by periods of relative stability. In terms of the profession in major countries, military history is an orphan. William H. McNeill points out, This branch of our discipline flourishes in an intellectual ghetto, the study of military history in universities remains seriously underdeveloped. Indeed, lack of interest in and disdain for military history probably constitute one of the strangest prejudices of the profession, historiography is the study of the history and method of the discipline of history or the study of a specialised topic.
In this case, military history with an eye to gaining an accurate assessment of conflicts using all available sources, Military historians use Historiographical analysis in an effort to allow an unbiased, contemporary view of records. Historians utilize their knowledge of government regulation and military organization, and employing a targeted, despite these limits, wars are some of the most studied and detailed periods of human history. Military historians have often compared organization and strategic ideas, leadership, in the early 1980s, historian Jeffrey Kimball surveyed the ideological preferences of 109 active diplomatic historians in the United States as well as 54 active military historians. He reports that, Of historians in the field of history, 7% are Socialist, 19% are Other, 53% are Liberal, 11% are None. Of military historians, 0% are Socialist, 8% are Other, 35% are Liberal, 18% are None, the documentation of military history begins with the confrontation between Sumer and Elam c.2700 BC near the modern Basra, and includes such enduring records as the Hebrew Bible.
Other prominent records in history are the Trojan War in Homers Iliad. An approach centered on the analysis of a leader was taken by Xenophon in Anabasis, the records of the Roman Julius Caesar enable a comparative approach for campaigns such as Commentarii de Bello Gallico and Commentarii de Bello Civili. New weapons development can dramatically alter the face of war, the cost of warfare, the preparations, a rule of thumb is that if your enemy has a potentially war winning weapon, you have to either match it or neutralize it. The chariot was an effective, fast weapon, while one man controlled the maneuvering of the chariot and these became crucial to the maintenance of several governments, including the New Egyptian Kingdom and the Shang Dynasty and the nation states of early to mid Zhou dynasty. The infantry started as opposing armed groups of soldiers underneath commanders, the Greeks and early Romans used rigid, heavily armed phalanxes. The Macedonians and Hellenistic states would adopt phalanx formations with sarissa pikemen, the Romans would adopt more flexible maniples from their neighbors which made them extremely successful in the field of battle.
The kingdoms of the Warring States in East Asia adopted infantry combat, in the Sicilian Expedition, led by Athens in an attempt to subdue Syracuse, the well-trained Syracusan cavalry became crucial to the success of the Syracusans
East Granby, Connecticut
East Granby is a town in Hartford County, United States. The population was 5,148 at the 2010 census, original inhabitants of the current East Granby area were Native American peoples, including the Algonquin/Poquonock, the Massaco, and the Agawam. The East Granby area was first settled by Europeans in 1664, the Turkey Hills Ecclesiastical Society in 1786 became a section of Granby, and in 1858 was incorporated as the Town of East Granby. The first incorporated copper mine in America resided in what is now East Granby, the mine became Old Newgate Prison, a Revolutionary War jail and the first state prison in the United States. Farming was the mainstay of the town for much of its history, the early twentieth century saw local farmers specializing in dairy product and tobacco. East Granby experienced a boom that started in 1951 and resulted in a rise in population. The town celebrated its 150th anniversary with a festival on June 7,8. East Granby is in the Farmington valley, with the Farmington River passing along the border of the town.
High points on the Metacomet Ridge in East Granby include Hatchet Hill and Peak Mountain, the 51-mile Metacomet Trail traverses the ridge. As of the census of 2014, there were 5,055 people and 2,129 households, the population density was 289 people per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 86. 7% White,5. 28% African American, hispanic or Latino of any race were 3. 9% of the population. The town the population was out with 22. 5% under the age of 18,4. 85% from 18 to 24,35. 55% from 25 to 49,22. 5% from 50 to 64. 47. 85% of the population is female, residents that were 18 years or older compromised 77. 47% of the population. 49. 46% of residents that were 18 years or older were female, for every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males. In 2000, the age was 39 years. 22. 1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8. 1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older, the average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.04. As of 2000, the income for a household in the town was $68,696.
Males had an income of $48,992 versus $37,450 for females
Lost Cause of the Confederacy
The beliefs endorse the virtues of the antebellum South, viewing the American Civil War as an honorable struggle for the Southern way of life, while minimizing or denying the central role of slavery. While it was not taught in the North, aspects of it did win acceptance there, all these, while quickly enveloped in a golden haze, became very real to the people of the South, who found the symbols useful in the reconstituting of their shattered civilization. They perpetuated the ideals of the Old South and brought a sense of comfort to the New, the Lost Cause belief system synthesized numerous ideas into a coherent package. They believed any state had the right to secede, a point strongly denied by the North, the Lost Cause portrayed the South as more profoundly Christian than the greedy North. It portrayed the system as more benevolent than cruel, emphasizing that it taught Christianity. Historians, including Gaines Foster, generally agree that the Lost Cause narrative helped preserve white supremacy, in recent decades Lost Cause themes have been widely promoted by the Neo-Confederate movement in books and op-eds, and especially in one of the movements magazines, the Southern Partisan.
The Lost Cause theme has been an element in defining gender roles in the white South, in terms of honor, tradition. The Lost Cause has inspired many prominent Southern memorials and even religious attitudes, many white Southerners were devastated economically and psychologically by the defeat of the Confederacy in 1865. Before the war, many Southerners proudly felt that their military tradition. When this did not happen, white Southerners sought consolation in attributing their loss to factors beyond their control, such as physical size, University of Virginia Professor Gary Gallagher wrote, The architects of the Lost Cause acted from various motives. They collectively sought to justify their own actions and allow themselves and they wanted to provide their children and future generations of white Southerners with a correct narrative of the war. The Lost Cause became a key part of the process between North and South around 1900, and formed the basis of many white Southerners postbellum war commemorations.
The United Daughters of the Confederacy is a organization that has been associated with the Lost Cause for over a century. The white South, most agree, dedicated effort to celebrating the leaders and common soldiers of the Confederacy, emphasizing that they had preserved their. The term Lost Cause first appeared in the title of an 1866 book by the historian Edward A. Pollard, The Lost Cause, however, it was the articles written by General Jubal A. Early in the 1870s for the Southern Historical Society that firmly established the Lost Cause as a long-lasting literary, Davis blamed the enemy for whatever of bloodshed, of devastation, or shock to republican government has resulted from the war. He charged that the Yankees fought with a ferocity that disregarded all the laws of civilized warfare, the book remained in print and was often used to justify the Southern position and to distance it from slavery. Earlys original inspiration for his views may have come from General Robert E. Lee, when Lee published his farewell order to the Army of Northern Virginia, he consoled his soldiers by speaking of the overwhelming resources and numbers that the Confederate army fought against
University of Alabama
The University of Alabama is a public research university located in Tuscaloosa, United States, and the flagship of the University of Alabama System. Founded in 1820, UA is the oldest and largest of the universities in Alabama. UA offers programs of study in 13 academic divisions leading to bachelors, Education Specialist, the only publicly supported law school in the state is at UA. The school was a center of activity during the American Civil War, the University of Alabama varsity football program, which was inaugurated in 1892, ranks as one of 10 winningest programs in US history. In a 1913 speech then-president George H. Denny extolled the university as the capstone of the school system in the state, lending the university its current nickname. The University of Alabama has consistently ranked as one of the top 50 public universities in the nation by the U. S. News & World Report. In 1818, U. S. Congress authorized the newly created Alabama Territory to set aside a township for the establishment of a seminary of learning.
When Alabama was admitted to the Union on December 14,1819, the board chose as the site of the campus a place which was just outside the city limits of Tuscaloosa, the state capital at the time. The new campus was designed by William Nichols, the architect of newly completed Alabama State Capitol building, the universitys charter was presented to the first university president in the nave of Christ Episcopal Church. UA opened its doors to students on April 18,1831, an academy-style institution during the Antebellum period, the university emphasized the classics and the social and natural sciences. There were around 100 students per year at UA in the 1830s, only a fraction of students who enrolled in the early years remained enrolled for long and even fewer graduated. Those who did graduate, often had distinguished careers in Alabama, early graduates included Benjamin F. Porter and Alexander Meek. As the state and university matured, a literary culture evolved on campus. UA had one of the largest libraries in the country on the eve of the Civil War with more than 7,000 volumes, novelist William Gilmore Simms, and Professor Frederick Barnard.
The addresses to those societies reveal a vibrant intellectual culture in Tuscaloosa, they illustrate the proslavery ideas that were so central to the university. Discipline and student behavior was an issue at the university almost from the day it opened. Early presidents attempted to enforce strict rules regarding conduct, Students were prohibited from drinking, making unauthorized visits off-campus, or playing musical instruments outside a one-hour time frame. Yet riots and gunfights were not an uncommon occurrence, to combat the severe discipline problem, president Landon Garland lobbied and received approval from the legislature in 1860 to transform the university into a military school
University of Georgia
Its primary location is a 762-acre campus adjacent to the college town of Athens, approximately an hours drive from the global city of Atlanta. The university has been labeled one of the Public Ivies, a publicly funded university considered to provide a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League. The university was founded in 1785 as the United States first state-chartered university and its historic North Campus is on the U. S. National Register of Historic Places as a designated historic district. The contiguous campus areas include rolling hills and extensive green space including nature walks, fields and large and varied arboreta. Close to the campus is the universitys 58-acre Health Sciences Campus that has an extensive landscaped green space, more than 400 trees. The university offers over 140 degree programs in an array of disciplines. Consisting of thirteen separate libraries, the UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s largest and best research libraries containing 5.7 million volumes, the University of Georgia is one of 126 member institutions that comprise the Association of Research Libraries.
The university is organized into seventeen schools and colleges, the university has three primary campuses. The largest one is the campus in Athens that has 460 buildings. The university has two campuses located in Atlanta and Lawrenceville, Georgia. The university operates several service and outreach stations spread across the state, the total acreage of the university in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539 acres. Varsity and intramural student athletics are a part of student life. UGA served as a member of the SEC in 1932. In their 121-year history, the varsity sports teams have won 39 national championships and 130 conference championships. The Georgia Redcoat Marching Band, the marching band of the university, plays at sports. The Senatus Academicus was composed of the Board of Visitors and the Board of Trustees with the Georgia Senate presiding over those two boards, the first meeting of the universitys board of trustees was held in Augusta, Georgia on February 13,1786. The meeting installed its first president, Abraham Baldwin, a native of Connecticut, Baldwin was a delegate to the 1787 Constitutional Convention, and one of two Georgia delegates to sign the final document.
Many features on the University of Georgia campus resemble the campus of Yale, on July 2,1799, the Senatus Academicus met again in Louisville and decided that the time was right to open the university