A competition conducted or contested, as in participating in activities, between two or more colleges or universities is an intercollegiate competition. The innovative notion that the enjoyment of the game of bridge could be translated to such a format of higher learning succeeded above aticipated and foreseeable expectations.

The originality of the concept of authorizing bridge championships, bridge tournaments between and among colleges and universities was indeed visionary, radical, and revolutionary in the sense that both college and university students were more eager to engage in the activities of adulthood than around the confines of a table. One could only envision that the force driving the competitive nature of mankind led to the unexpected interest in such a competition.

The championships were conducted both at universites and colleges in the United States and Canada in the very beginning. They were arranged, organized, and masterminded by Mr. Geoffrey Mott-Smith from the year 1949 to the year 1960, by Mr. William Root from the year 1961 to the year 1965, by Mr. Lawrence Rosler and Mr. Jeff Rubens from the year 1966 to the year 1967. The first picture presents Mr. William Root. The second picture presents Mr. Lawrence Rosler. The third picture represents Mr. Jeff Rubens. A picture of Mr. Geoffrey Mott-Smith is not available and any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

     
     
     

Following the tournament in the year 1967 representatives of the Association of College Unions assumed the administrations, International and American Contract Bridge League. After the Charles Goren Foundation offered financial assistance to strengthen and support these collegiate championships. The offer was accepted and the tournament became known as the Charles Goren Intercollegiate Bridge Tournament. In the year 1974, however, the sponsorship of the tournament was sponsored by the Celanese Corporation, which assumed full and complete financial responsibility for the Intercollegiate Championships. The Celanese Corporation is a global, integrated producer of specialty and intermediate chemical products.

From the very first championship the tournament was conducted on a parhand format. A Par Contest is a competitive tournament using prepared boards, each of which embodies a predetermined optimum result, also known as a par. The consequence is that the results of the players are compared with par rather than with the results of the other players. The definition of par is an amount or level considered to be average; a standard, derived from Latin meaning equal or that which is equal.

The first tournaments were conducted as a face-to-face tournament with all participants located at a certain site, either a selected college or university, for 16 qualified finalists. Owing to the schedules of college and university students the decision was made that it would be more financially feasible and less awkward if the procedure of contest would be changed to a mailing of par hands to each competing campus with the scorecards rated in New York, New York, United States. This plan took effect in the year 1953. With the implementation of this plan the winning participants were awarded to the highest-scoring pair sitting in the North-South direction and to those players sitting in an East-West direction.

Note: The visitor or reader will make note that all participating college and university students are male. No female bridge player qualified for the finals.

However, in the year 1965, the tournament was once again conducted as a face-to-face competition and parhand format were used in the qualifying round. The final scores was scored by matchpoints, but international matchpoint scoring was adopted and employed in the year 1967. The conversion of international matchpoints, or IMPs, to Victory Points was introduced in the year 1968. Par hands were eliminated in the year 1969, and the tournament became a three-stage competition, with an on-campus qualifying round and a regional semi-final in addition to the final.

The national final soon assumed the reputation of being a showcase tournament and a number of national championships emerged from these intercollegiate contests. The 37th and final contest was held in Memphis, Tennessee, United States, location of the American Contract Bridge League at that time. The date of the tournament was April 1979, in which year the championship also ceased. The American Contract Bridge League had come to the reluctant conclusion that the Intercollegiate Championships was no longer technically and financially sustainable.

Regrettable as it may be the names of the participants for the years 1940, 1941, 1942, and 1946 were not recorded, only the name of the college or university was recorded. In the year 1943, 1944, and 1945 the Intercollegiate Championships were cancelled owing to the social upheavals on the international stage.

Year   University   Location
1940   Radcliffe College   Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Radcliffe College was a women's liberal arts college in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, and was the coordinate college for Harvard University. It was also one of the Seven Sisters colleges. Radcliffe College conferred joint Harvard-Radcliffe diplomas beginning in the year 1963 and a formal merger agreement with Harvard was signed in the year 1977, with full integration with Harvard completed in the year 1999.

 

Year   University   Location
1941   Harvard University   Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Harvard University is a private Ivy League university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, established in the year 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and the first corporation (officially: The President and Fellows of Harvard College) chartered in the country.

 

Year   University   Location
1942   Princeton University   Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Princeton University is a private research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. The school is one of the eight universities of the Ivy League, and is one of the nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution. Founded in the year 1746 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, as the College of New Jersey, the university moved to Newark in the year 1747, then to Princeton in the year 1756 and was renamed Princeton University in the year 1896.

 

Year                
1943   The tournament was canceled owing to the war.
Year                
1944   The tournament was canceled owing to the war.
Year                
1945   The tournament was canceled owing to the war.

 

Year   University   Location
1946   Cornell University   Ithaca, New York
  Cornell University is an Ivy League university located in Ithaca, New York, United States. It is a private land-grant university, receiving annual funding from the State of New York for certain educational missions. Founded in the year 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White, the university was intended to teach and make contributions in all fields of knowledge - from the classics to the sciences and from the theoretical to the applied.

 

Year   University   Winners
1947   University of California   Charles W. Drake, Philip J. Smith
  The University of California (UC) is a public university system in the U.S. state of California. Under the California Master Plan for Higher Education, the University of California is a part of the state's three-tier public higher education system, which also includes the California State University system and the California Community Colleges system. Its first campus, UC Berkeley, was founded in the year 1868. (Note: The University of California competed for the first time on a national basis and won the tournament.)

 

Year   University   Location   Winners
1948   Capital University   Columbus, Ohio   Charles Krueger, Luther Schleisser Jr.
  Capital University is a private liberal arts university of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America located in Bexley, Ohio United States,, founded in the year 1830. In addition to its rigorous liberal arts program, the university also offers a well respected adult degree program in Columbus, Ohio. It is one of the oldest and largest Lutheran-affiliated universities in North America.

 

Year   University   Location   Winners
1949   Wayne University   Detroit, Michigan   Clifford Bishop, Dorsey Brooks
  Wayne State University is a public research university located in Detroit, Michigan, in the city's Midtown Cultural Center Historic District. Founded in the year 1868. The first component of the modern Wayne State University was established in the year 1868 as the Detroit Medical College, now the School of Medicine. In the year 1881, the Detroit Normal Training School was established, now the College of Education. Old Main Hall was built in the year 1896 as Central High School, which later began adding college classes in the yer 1913.

 

Year   University   Location   Winners
1950   MIT   Detroit, Michigan   Martin Cornish Jr., Richard Lesser
  The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Founded in the year 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute adopted the European polytechnic university model and emphasized laboratory instruction from an early date.

 

Year   University   Location   Winners
1951   Washburn University   Topeka, Kansas   Gerald Michaud, Bradley Post
  Washburn University was established in February 1865 as Lincoln College by a charter issued by the State of Kansas and the General Association of Congregational Ministers and Churches of Kansas on land donated by abolitionist John Ritchie. The school was renamed Washburn College in 1868 after receiving a large donation from Ichabod Washburn, a church deacon and industrialist who resided in Worcester, Massachusetts.

 

Year   University   Location   Winners
1952   Rice Institute   Houston, Texas   John Harris (Spider), Richard Sutton
  William Marsh Rice University, commonly referred to as Rice University or Rice, is a private research university located in Houston, Texas, United States. The university opened its door in the year 1912, which occurred after the murder of William Marsh Rice by his lawyer Albert T. Patrick with the assistance of Charles F. Jones, who was the personal butler and valet of William Marsh Rice.

 

Year   University   Location   North/South
1953   Purdue University   West Lafayette, Indiana   Frank McClure, Carey Yelton Jr.
Year   University   Location   East/West
1953   Princton University   Cambridge, Massachusetts   David Bradley, Harlow Lewis
  Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, United States, is the flagship university of the six-campus Purdue University System. Purdue was founded on May 6, 1869, as a land-grant university when the Indiana General Assembly, taking advantage of the Morrill Act, accepted a donation of land and money from Lafayette businessman John Purdue to establish a college of science, technology, and agriculture in his name. The first classes were held on September 16, 1874.
  Princeton University is a private research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. The school is one of the eight universities of the Ivy League, and is one of the nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution. Founded in the year 1746 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, as the College of New Jersey, the university moved to Newark in the year 1747, then to Princeton in the year 1756 and was renamed Princeton University in the year 1896.

 

Year   University   Location   North/South
1954   Purdue University   West Lafayette, Indiana   Herman Rose, Carey Yelton Jr.
Year   University   Location   East/West
1954   Dartmouth College   Hanover, New Hampshire   Harry Connaro, Robert Sokosky
  Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, United States, is the flagship university of the six-campus Purdue University System. Purdue was founded on May 6, 1869, as a land-grant university when the Indiana General Assembly, taking advantage of the Morrill Act, accepted a donation of land and money from Lafayette businessman John Purdue to establish a college of science, technology, and agriculture in his name. The first classes were held on September 16, 1874.
  Dartmouth College is a private, Ivy League university in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States. Dartmouth was founded by Eleazar Wheelock, a Puritan minister from Columbia, Connecticut, who had previously sought to establish a school to train Native Americans as missionaries. Elezar Wheelock's ostensible inspiration for such an establishment largely resulted from his relationship with Mohegan Indian Samson Occom. Occom became an ordained minister after studying under Wheelock's tutelage from 1743 to 1747 and later moved to Long Island to preach to the Montauks.

 

Year   University   Location   North/South
1955   Whitman College   Walla Walla, Washington   William Click, Robert Luther
Year   University   Location   East/West
1955   University of Texas   Austin, Texas   Charles Callery, Charles Miller
  Whitman College is a private, co-educational, non-sectarian, residential undergraduate liberal arts college located in Walla Walla, Washington, United States. Initially founded as a seminary by a territorial legislative charter in 1859, the school became a four year degree granting institution in the year 1883.
  Founded in the year 1883 the University of Texas at Austin (also referred to as the University of Texas, UT, UT Austin, or Texas) is a public research university located in Austin, Texas, United States, and is the flagship institution of The University of Texas System. The University of Texas at Austin was named one of the original eight Public Ivy institutions and was inducted into the American Association of Universities in the year 1929. The university is a major center for academic research. The picture shows the university's Old Main Building in the year 1903.

 

Year   University   Location   North/South
1956   Harvard University   Cambridge, Massachusetts   Franklin Bunn, Boyd Everett Jr.
Year   University   Location   East/West
1956   Dartmouth College   Hanover, New Hampshire   Frank Barteaux Jr., John Strong
  Harvard University is a private Ivy League university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, established in the year 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and the first corporation (officially: The President and Fellows of Harvard College) chartered in the country.
  Dartmouth College is a private, Ivy League university in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States. Dartmouth was founded by Eleazar Wheelock, a Puritan minister from Columbia, Connecticut, who had previously sought to establish a school to train Native Americans as missionaries. Elezar Wheelock's ostensible inspiration for such an establishment largely resulted from his relationship with Mohegan Indian Samson Occom. Occom became an ordained minister after studying under Wheelock's tutelage from 1743 to 1747 and later moved to Long Island to preach to the Montauks.

 

Year   University   Location   North/South
1957   Cornell University   Ithaca, New York   Frank Goldring, Paul Trent
Year   University   Location   East/West
1957   Oberlin College   Oberlin, Ohio   Danny Kleinman, Dick Recht
  Cornell University is an Ivy League university located in Ithaca, New York, United States. It is a private land-grant university, receiving annual funding from the State of New York for certain educational missions. Founded in the year 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White, the university was intended to teach and make contributions in all fields of knowledge - from the classics to the sciences and from the theoretical to the applied.
  Oberlin College is a selective private liberal arts college in Oberlin, Ohio, noteworthy for having been the first American institution of higher learning to regularly admit female and black students. The college and the town of Oberlin were founded in 1833 by a pair of Presbyterian ministers, John Jay Shipherd and Philo P. Stewart. The ministers named their project after Jean-Frédéric Oberlin, an Alsatian minister whom they both admired. The picture shows the campus of Oberlin College in the year 1909.

 

Year   University   Location   North/South
1958   University of Iowa   Iowa City, Iowa   Terry Campbell, Peter Kemble
Year   University   Location   East/West
1958   Cornell University   Ithaca, New York   Robert Ewen, Jeff Rubens
  The University of Iowa (also known as U of I, or simply Iowa) is a public flagship state-supported research university located in Iowa City, Iowa, United States. The University of Iowa is the oldest public university in the state. The University of Iowa was originally named The State University of Iowa, and this remains the institution's official legal name. The State University of Iowa was founded February 25, 1847 as Iowa's first public institution of higher learning, only 59 days after Iowa became a state.
  Cornell University is an Ivy League university located in Ithaca, New York, United States. It is a private land-grant university, receiving annual funding from the State of New York for certain educational missions. Founded in the year 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White, the university was intended to teach and make contributions in all fields of knowledge - from the classics to the sciences and from the theoretical to the applied.

 

Year   University   Location   North/South
1959   Columbia University   Manhattan, New York City   James Becker, Sanford Reder
Year   University   Location   East/West
1959   Princeton University   Princeton, New Jersey   John O'Neil, Willard Speakman
  Columbia University in the City of New York is a private research university in Manhattan, New York City, United States, and one of the eight members of the Ivy League. Columbia is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York, the fifth oldest in the United States, and one of the country's nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution. It was founded in 1754 as King's College by royal charter of George II of Great Britain, and is one of only three United States universities to have been established under such authority.
  Princeton University is a private research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. The school is one of the eight universities of the Ivy League, and is one of the nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution. Founded in the year 1746 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, as the College of New Jersey, the university moved to Newark in the year 1747, then to Princeton in the year 1756 and was renamed Princeton University in the year 1896.

 

Year   University   Location   North/South
1960   Columbia University   Manhattan, New York City   James Becker, Sanford Reder
Year   University   Location   East/West
1960   North Carolina State College   Raleigh, North Carolina   Robert Smith, Richard Stanton
  Columbia University in the City of New York is a private research university in Manhattan, New York City, United States, and one of the eight members of the Ivy League. Columbia is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York, the fifth oldest in the United States, and one of the country's nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution. It was founded in 1754 as King's College by royal charter of George II of Great Britain, and is one of only three United States universities to have been established under such authority.
  North Carolina State University at Raleigh is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. Commonly known as NC State, NCSU, or simply State inside of North Carolina, the University is part of the University of North Carolina system and is a land, sea, and space grant institution. The North Carolina General Assembly founded North Carolina State on March 7, 1887, as a land-grant college under the name North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. As a land-grant college, North Carolina State would provide a liberal and practical education while focusing on military tactics, agriculture and the mechanical arts without excluding classical studies.

 

Year   University   Location   North/South
1961   Harvard University   Cambridge, Massachusetts   Roman West, Richard Zeckhauser
Year   University   Location   East/West
1961   Stanford University   Palo Alto, California   Mort Goerman, Roger Tippy
  Harvard University is a private Ivy League university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, established in the year 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and the first corporation (officially: The President and Fellows of Harvard College) chartered in the country.
  The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly referred to as Stanford University or Stanford, is a private research university near Palo Alto, California, United States. Leland Stanford, a Californian railroad tycoon and politician, founded the university in the year 1891 in honor of his son, Leland Stanford, Jr. who died of typhoid two months before his 16th birthday. The university was established as a coeducational and non-denominational institution.

 

Year   University   Location   North/South
1962   University of Iowa   Iowa City, Iowa   Larry Friedman, Robert Pugh
Year   University   Location   East/West
1962   Lake Forest College   Lake Forest, Illinois   Richard Berger, James Bert
  The University of Iowa (also known as U of I, or simply Iowa) is a public flagship state-supported research university located in Iowa City, Iowa, United States. The University of Iowa is the oldest public university in the state. The University of Iowa was originally named The State University of Iowa, and this remains the institution's official legal name. The State University of Iowa was founded February 25, 1847 as Iowa's first public institution of higher learning, only 59 days after Iowa became a state.
  Lake Forest was founded in 1857 by Reverend Robert W. Patterson as a Presbyterian alternative to the Methodist Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, United States. It was originally named Lind University. The college had a medical college from the year 1859 to the year 1863, which later split off and eventually merged with Northwestern university and is thus the predecessor of the Feinberg School of Medicine. Reverend Robert W. Patterson and his fellow Chicago Presbyterians established the town of Lake Forest as well as the university.

 

Year   University   Location   North/South
1963   Lake Forest College   Lake Forest, Illinois   Richard Berger, James Bert
Year   University   Location   East/West
1963   University of Illinois   Champaign/Urbana, Illinois   Richard Berger, James Bert
  Lake Forest was founded in 1857 by Reverend Robert W. Patterson as a Presbyterian alternative to the Methodist Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, United States. It was originally named Lind University. The college had a medical college from the year 1859 to the year 1863, which later split off and eventually merged with Northwestern university and is thus the predecessor of the Feinberg School of Medicine. Reverend Robert W. Patterson and his fellow Chicago Presbyterians established the town of Lake Forest as well as the university.
 

The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (U of I, UIUC, or simply Illinois) is a public research-intensive university in the state of Illinois, United States. It is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious campus in the University of Illinois system. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the second oldest public university in the state, second to Illinois State University. It is considered a Public Ivy and is a long-standing member of the Big Ten Conference. The university comprises 17 colleges.

 

Year   University   Location   North/South
1964   University of Texas   Eugene, Oregon   George Kirkwood, Dan Leightman
Year   University   Location   East/West
1964   University of Oregon   Eugene, Oregon   Dale Foster, Jeff Tayor
1964   State University of Buffalo   Buffalo, New York   Tied with: Richard Fleischman, Robert Lipsitz
  Founded in the year 1883 the University of Texas at Austin (also referred to as the University of Texas, UT, UT Austin, or Texas) is a public research university located in Austin, Texas, United States, and is the flagship institution of The University of Texas System. The University of Texas at Austin was named one of the original eight Public Ivy institutions and was inducted into the American Association of Universities in the year 1929. The university is a major center for academic research. The picture shows the university's Old Main Building in the year 1903.
  The University of Oregon (UO) is a public, coeducational research university in Eugene, Oregon, United States. The second-oldest public university in the state, UO was founded in the year 1876. The University of Oregon is one of sixty members of the Association of American Universities. The doors officially opened in the year 1876, with Deady Hall its sole building.
  State University of New York at Buffalo, commonly known as the University at Buffalo or UB, is a public research university which has multiple campuses located in Buffalo and Amherst, New York, United States. The University of Buffalo was founded in May 1846 as a private medical school to train the doctors for the communities of Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and surrounding villages. James Platt White was instrumental in obtaining a charter for the University of Buffalo from the state legislature in 1846.

 

Year   University   Location   North/South
1965   Cornell University   Ithaca, New York   Thomas M. Smith, Emil Tobenfeld
Year   University   Location   East/West
1965   University of Wisconsin   Madison, Wisconsin   Larry Cohen, Richard H. Katz
  Cornell University is an Ivy League university located in Ithaca, New York, United States. It is a private land-grant university, receiving annual funding from the State of New York for certain educational missions. Founded in the year 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White, the university was intended to teach and make contributions in all fields of knowledge - from the classics to the sciences and from the theoretical to the applied.
  The University of Wisconsin–Madison (UW–Madison, Madison, or Wisconsin) is a public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. Founded in the year 1848, UW–Madison is the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. It became a land-grant institution in 1866.

 

Year   University   Location   North/South
1966   Univeristy of Wisconsin   Madison, Wisconsin   Larry Cohen, Richard H. Katz
Year   University   Location   East/West
1966   University of Minnesota   Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota   Richard Dufour, Morrie Freier
  The University of Wisconsin–Madison (UW–Madison, Madison, or Wisconsin) is a public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. Founded in the year 1848, UW–Madison is the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. It became a land-grant institution in 1866.
  The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (U of M or regionally the U) is a public research university located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, United States. It is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. University of Minnesota is ranked among the top 25 of the nation's top research universities by the Center for Measuring University Performance, which takes into account total research, federal research, endowment assets, annual giving, National Academy members, faculty awards, doctorates granted, postdoctoral appointees, and undergraduate SAT/ACT range.

 

Year   University   Location   North/South
1967   Renesselaer Polytechnic Institute   Troy, New York   Gerald Cohen, Toney Rosenstein
Year   University   Location   East/West
1967   University of Colorado   Boulder, Colorado   Michael Copeland, Robert Wherry
  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, or RPI, is a private research university located in Troy, New York, United States. It was founded in 1824 by Stephen Van Rensselaer for the "application of science to the common purposes of life", and is the oldest technological university in the English-speaking world. Stephen Van Rensselaer established the Rensselaer School on November 5, 1824 with a letter to the Rev. Dr. Samuel Blatchford. The picture is an engraving from the year 1876.
  The University of Colorado Boulder, (CU-Boulder, United States, UCB officially; Colorado and CU colloquially) is the flagship university of the University of Colorado System in Boulder, Colorado, United States. Founded in in the year 1876. As the flagship university of the state of Colorado, CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 35 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) – and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region.

 

Year   University   Location   North/South
1968   University of Maryland   College Park, Maryland   Jeff Hand, John Richards II
Year   University   Location   East/West
1968   University of Michigan   Ann Arbor, Michigan   Ron Gerard, Daniel Suty
1968   Renesselaer Polytechnic Institute   Troy, New York   Tied with: Frank Hacker, Gary Weldin
  The University of Maryland, College Park (often referred to as The University of Maryland, UM, UMD, UMCP, or Maryland) is a public research university located in the city of College Park in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States, just outside Washington, D.C. Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland.
  The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (commonly referred to as Michigan, U-M, UMich, or U of M) is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United State. It is the state's oldest university and the flagship campus of the University of Michigan. The university was founded in the year 1817 in Detroit as the Catholepistemiad, or University of Michigania, about 20 years before the Michigan Territory officially became a state.
  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, or RPI, is a private research university located in Troy, New York, United States. It was founded in 1824 by Stephen Van Rensselaer for the "application of science to the common purposes of life", and is the oldest technological university in the English-speaking world. Stephen Van Rensselaer established the Rensselaer School on November 5, 1824 with a letter to the Rev. Dr. Samuel Blatchford. The picture is an engraving from the year 1876.

 

Year   University   Location   North/South
1969   Rice University   Houston, Texas   Michael Finch, Delmas Parker
Year   University   Location   East/West
1969   University of Utah   Salt Lake City, Utah   Reed Coray, Ron Rosenthal
  William Marsh Rice University, commonly referred to as Rice University or Rice, is a private research university located in Houston, Texas, United States. The university opened its door in the year 1912, which occurred after the murder of William Marsh Rice by his lawyer Albert T. Patrick with the assistance of Charles F. Jones, who was the personal butler and valet of William Marsh Rice. The picture is an illustration of the Administration Buidling of Rice University in the year 1913.
 

The University of Utah, also known as the U or the U of U, is a public, coeducational research university in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. The university was established in 1850 as the University of Deseret by the General Assembly of the provisional State of Deseret, making it Utah's oldest institution of higher education. It received its current name in the year 1892, four years before Utah attained statehood, and moved to its current location in the year 1900.

 

Year   University   Location   North/South
1970   University of Virginia   Charlottesville, Virginia   E. Craig Kennedy Jr., Bruce Platt
Year   University   Location   East/West
1970   University of Florida   Gainesville, Florida   Markland Jones, Patricia Sprague
  The University of Virginia (also The University, Mr. Jefferson's University, or Virginia; often abbreviated as U.Va. or UVA) is a public research university located in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, founded by Thomas Jefferson. Conceived by the year 1800 and established in the year 1819, it is the only university in the United States to be designated a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), an honor it shares with nearby Monticello. The University is one of the eight original Public Ivies.
  The University of Florida (commonly referred to as Florida, UF or U of F) is an American public land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant research university located Gainesville, Florida, United States. The university traces its historical origins to the year 1853, and has operated continuously on its present Gainesville campus since September 1906. It has been included among the Public Ivy universities.

 

Year   University   Location   North/South
1971   Louisiana State University   Baton Rouge, Louisiana   Dennis Conlon, Charles Crosby
Year   University   Location   East/West
1971   University of North Carolina   Chapel Hill, North Carolina   Douglas Stewart, William Wisdom
  Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, most often referred to as Louisiana State University, or LSU, is a public coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. The University was founded in the year 1853 in what is now known as Pineville, Louisiana, under the name Louisiana State Seminary of Learning & Military Academy. The current LSU main campus was dedicated in the year 1926. Louisiana State University is the flagship institution of the Louisiana State University System, and the largest institution of higher education in Louisiana, United States.
  Chartered in the year 1789, the University of North Carolina was the first public university in the United States and the only one to graduate students in the eighteenth century. Founded in 1789, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, UnitedStates, is the oldest public university in the United States. In 1877, the State of North Carolina began sponsoring additional higher education institutions. In the present day the University of North Carolina is a multi-campus university composed of all sixteen of North Carolina's public institutions that grant baccalaureate degrees, as well as the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, the nation's first public residential high school for gifted students.

 

Year   University   Location   North/South
1972   State University of New York   Stony Brook, New York   Raghunath Khetan, Sheo Khetan
Year   University   Location   East/West
1972   University of Washington   Seattle, Washington   Neil Chambers, John Schermer
  Stony Brook University, also known as the State University of New York at Stony Brook, is a public research university founded in the year 1957 located in Stony Brook, New York, United States. Stony Brook University is one of the four university centers and is considered a flagship campus of the State University of New York system. The first temporary campus was at the William Robertson Coe Planting Fields estate in Oyster Bay. Originally, Stony Brook was a college for preparing secondary school teachers in mathematics and the sciences. Since 1962, the campus has been located in Stony Brook on land donated by philanthropist Ward Melville.
  The University of Washington (UW, commonly called U-Dub) is a public research university, founded in the year 1861 in Seattle, Washington, United States. The University of Washington is the largest university in the Northwestern United States and one of the oldest universities on the West Coast. The University of Washington opened officially on November 4, 1861, as the Territorial University of Washington. The following year, the legislature passed articles formally incorporating the University and establishing a Board of Regents. The picture presents the original University Building on Denny's Knoll around 1870.

 

Year   University   Location   North/South
1973   Loyola Marymount University   Los Angeles, California   Bill Schreiber, Mike Schrieber
Year   University   Location   East/West
1973   University of Alabama   Tuscaloosa, Alabama   Bob Dennard, Ann Hubmaier
  Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is a comprehensive co-educational private Roman Catholic university in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions located in Los Angeles, California, United States. The University is one of twenty-eight member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and one of five Marymount institutions of higher education. Loyola Marymount University traces its history through Loyola University, founded in the year 1911 as the successor to St. Vincent's College which was founded in the year 1865, and Marymount College, founded in the year 1933 with its roots in Marymount School which was founded in the year 1923. The picture presents St. Vincent's College in the year 1905.
  The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA, or colloquially as 'Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States. Founded in 1831, it is the flagship university of the University of Alabama System. In the year 1818, 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, a second township was added to the land grant. The General Assembly of Alabama established the seminary on December 18, 1820, named it "The University of the State of Alabama", and created a Board of Trustees to manage the construction and operation of the university. The board chose as the site of the campus a place which was then just outside the city limits of Tuscaloosa, the state capital at the time.

 

Year   University   Location   North/South
1974   University of California   San Diego, California   Douglas DePoister, Barry Rothstein
Year   University   Location   East/West
1974   University of Pennsylvania   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   Max Bazerman, Marc Nathan
  The University of California, San Diego (UCSD or UC San Diego) is a public research university located in the La Jolla neighborhood of San Diego, California, United States. The University of California, San Diego, is one of the ten general campuses of the University of California system and was founded in the year 1960 near the pre-existing Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
  The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn), one of the eight members of the Ivy League, is a private research university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The University of Pennsylvania is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and is considered the first university in America, with both undergraduate and graduate studies. The University of Pennsylvania is also one of the Colonial Colleges. Benjamin Franklin, founder of the University of Pennsylvania, advocated an educational program that focused as much on practical education for commerce and public service as on the classics and theology. The University of Pennsylvania was one of the first academic institutions to follow a multidisciplinary model pioneered by several European universities, concentrating multiple faculties, such as theology, classics, and medicine into one institution.

 

Year   University   Location   North/South
1975   University of Missouri   Columbia, Missouri   Thomas Allan, Lee Goodman
Year   University   Location   East/West
1975   Yale University   New Haven, Connecticut   Jeff Juster, Andrew Markowitz
  The University of Missouri (Mizzou, MU, University of Missouri–Columbia or simply Missouri) is a public research university. In the year 1839 the university was founded in Columbia, Missouri, United States, as the first public institution of higher education west of the Mississippi River. The University of Missouri is largest university in Missouri. The University of Missouri is the flagship of the University of Missouri System which maintains campuses in Rolla, Kansas City and St. Louis. In the year 1839, the Missouri legislature passed the Geyer Act to establish funds for a state university for the state's many aspiring students. It would be the first public university west of the Mississippi River.
  Yale University is a private Ivy League university located in New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America. Founded in the year 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States. Yale University is widely considered one of the most prestigious and selective universities in the world. Incorporated as the Collegiate School, the institution traces its roots to 17th-century clergymen who sought to establish a college to train clergy and political leaders for the colony. In the year 1718, the College was renamed Yale College to honor a gift from Elihu Yale, a governor of the British East India Company. In the year 1861, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences became the first U.S. school to award the Ph.D. Yale became a founding member of the Association of American Universities in the year 1900. The picture is of Yale College and the College Chapel, a rendition by Daniel Bowen in the year 1786.

 

Year   University   Location   North/South
1976   University of Michigan   Ann Arbor, Michigan   Larry Mori, Larry Robbins
Year   University   Location   East/West
1976   University of Colorado   Boulder, Colorado   Stephen Strauss, Michael Zeitlin
  The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (commonly referred to as Michigan, U-M, UMich, or U of M) is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United State. It is the state's oldest university and the flagship campus of the University of Michigan. The university was founded in the year 1817 in Detroit as the Catholepistemiad, or University of Michigania, about 20 years before the Michigan Territory officially became a state.
  The University of Colorado Boulder, (CU-Boulder, United States, UCB officially; Colorado and CU colloquially) is the flagship university of the University of Colorado System in Boulder, Colorado, United States. Founded in in the year 1876. As the flagship university of the state of Colorado, CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 35 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) – and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region.

 

Year   University   Location   North/South
1977   Swarthmore College   Swarthmore, Pennsylvania   Marty Fleisher, Alan Heubert
Year   University   Location   East/West
1977   Washington University   St. Louis, Missouri   William Doroshow, Robert Alan Portnoy
  Swarthmore College is a private, independent, liberal arts college in the United States. The college is located in the borough of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, United States. The school was founded in the year 1864 by a committee of Quakers, including Lucretia Mott, who were members of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, Baltimore Yearly Meeting, and New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Swarthmore College dropped its religious affiliation and became officially non-sectarian in the early 20th century. Swarthmore College has been co-educational since its founding.
  Washington University in St. Louis (Wash U, WUSTL) is a private research university located in suburban St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Washington University was founded in the year 1853, and named for George Washington, the first President of the United States. Washington University was conceived by seventeen St. Louis business, political, and religious leaders concerned by the lack of institutions of higher learning in the Midwest. Missouri State Senator Wayman Crow and Unitarian minister William Greenleaf Eliot, grandfather of the poet T.S. Eliot, led the effort. During the three years following its inception, the university bore three different names. The board first approved Eliot Seminary, but In the year 1854, the Board of Trustees changed the name to Washington Institute in honor of George Washington. In 1856, the University amended its name to Washington University.

 

Year   University   Location   North/South
1978   University of Texas   Austin, Texas   Charles Sterling Darrin, Dennis Sorensen
Year   University   Location   East/West
1978   Swartmore College   Swarthmore, Pennsylvania   Marty Fleisher, Alan Heubert
  Founded in the year 1883 the University of Texas at Austin (also referred to as the University of Texas, UT, UT Austin, or Texas) is a public research university located in Austin, Texas, United States, and is the flagship institution of The University of Texas System. The University of Texas at Austin was named one of the original eight Public Ivy institutions and was inducted into the American Association of Universities in the year 1929. The university is a major center for academic research. The picture shows the university's Old Main Building in the year 1903.
  Swarthmore College is a private, independent, liberal arts college in the United States. The college is located in the borough of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, United States. The school was founded in the year 1864 by a committee of Quakers, including Lucretia Mott, who were members of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, Baltimore Yearly Meeting, and New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Swarthmore College dropped its religious affiliation and became officially non-sectarian in the early 20th century. Swarthmore College has been co-educational since its founding.

 

Year   University   Location   North/South
1979   University of Pennsylvania   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   Saul Gross, Howard Lebow
Year   University   Location   East/West
1979   University of Wisconsin   Madison, Wisconsin   Jim Elliot, Mark Kinzer
  The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn), one of the eight members of the Ivy League, is a private research university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The University of Pennsylvania is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and is considered the first university in America, with both undergraduate and graduate studies. The University of Pennsylvania is also one of the Colonial Colleges. Benjamin Franklin, founder of the University of Pennsylvania, advocated an educational program that focused as much on practical education for commerce and public service as on the classics and theology. The University of Pennsylvania was one of the first academic institutions to follow a multidisciplinary model pioneered by several European universities, concentrating multiple faculties, such as theology, classics, and medicine into one institution.
  The University of Wisconsin–Madison (UW–Madison, Madison, or Wisconsin) is a public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. Founded in the year 1848, UW–Madison is the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. It became a land-grant institution in 1866.
     
     

 

 

 


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