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Adelphi University

Latin: Adelphi Universitas

Motto The Truth Shall Make Us Free
Established June 24, 1896
Type Private
Endowment $88,000,000
President Robert A. Scott
Staff 239
Undergraduates 4,157
Postgraduates 3,775
Location Garden City, New York, USA
Campus Suburban, 75 acres (304,000 m²)
Athletics 15 sports teams
Mascot Panther
Website www.adelphi.edu

Adelphi University is a private, nonsectarian university located in Garden City, in Nassau County, New York. A nationally accredited school, it is the oldest institution of higher learning on Long Island. In 2005, the Princeton Review listed Adelphi as one of the nation's best universities in the Northeast. In 2006, the Princeton Review listed Adelphi as one of the nation's best universities. In March 2006, the university began construction of new academic facilities and expansion of existing structures which will increase art studio space, increase the theater department, and enhance the sports and recreation building. Seal of Adelphi University This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar). ... For the film of this title, see Private School (film). ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Robert A. Scott is the current president of Adelphi University located in Garden City, New York. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Garden City, New York is a village in central Nassau County, New York in the USA, which was founded by multi-millionaire Alexander Turney Stewart in 1869. ... This article is about the state. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Garden City, New York is a village in central Nassau County, New York in the USA, which was founded by multi-millionaire Alexander Turney Stewart in 1869. ... Nassau County is a suburban city county in the New York Metropolitan Area east of New York City in the U.S. state of New York. ... This article is about the island in New York State. ... The Princeton Review (TPR) is a for-profit U.S. company that offers private instruction and tutoring for standardized achievement tests, in particular those offered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), such as the SAT, GRE, LSAT, GMAT, and MCAT. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in... The Princeton Review (TPR) is a for-profit U.S. company that offers private instruction and tutoring for standardized achievement tests, in particular those offered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), such as the SAT, GRE, LSAT, GMAT, and MCAT. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in...

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History

Adelphi College

Adelphi University began with the Adelphi Academy, founded in Brooklyn, New York in 1863. The academy was a preparatory school located at 412 Adelphi Street, in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn. It was formally chartered in 1869 by the Board of Trustees of the City of Brooklyn for establishing "a first class institution for the broadest and most thorough training, and to make its advantages as accessible as possible to the largest numbers of our population." One of the teachers at the Adelphi Academy was Harlan Fiske Stone, who later served as the Chief Justice of the United States. For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... Fort Greene is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ... Harlan Fiske Stone (October 11, 1872 – April 22, 1946) was an American lawyer and jurist who served as the dean of Columbia Law School, Attorney General of the United States, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and later Chief Justice of the United States. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Chief Justice of the United States is the head of the judicial branch...


In 1893, Dr. Charles Herbert Levermore was appointed the head of Adelphi Academy. Seeking to establish a liberal arts college for the City of Brooklyn, Levermore received a charter from the Board of Regents of the State of New York, officially establishing Adelphi College on June 24, 1896. The college received its charter through the efforts of Timothy Woodruff, former Lieutenant Governor of New York and future first president of the Board of Trustees. Adelphi was one of the first coeducational institutions to receive a charter from the State of New York. At the time of its foundation, the college numbered only 57 students and 16 instructors. The Adelphi Academy continued to exist as a separate, but nonetheless connected entity to the college. There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


In 1912, Adelphi became a college devoted exclusively to the education of women. In 1922, the school raised over one million dollars to expand the overcrowded facilities in Brooklyn. In 1925, Adelphi College severed its ties with the Adelphi Academy. In 1929, the college moved from its founding location in Brooklyn to the current location of its main campus in Garden City, New York. The original three buildings of the Garden City campus, Levermore Hall, Blodgett Hall, and Woodruff Hall, were designed by the famed architectural firm McKim, Mead and White. Garden City, New York is a village in central Nassau County, New York in the USA, which was founded by multi-millionaire Alexander Turney Stewart in 1869. ... McKim, Mead, and White was the premier architectural firm in the eastern United States at the turn of the twentieth century. ...


In 1938, the Dance Program was founded by the world famous dancer Ruth St. Denis; it was the first dance program ever established at an American college. In 1943, the School of Nursing was established in response to the need for nurses due to American involvement in World War II; like the Dance Program, it was the first of its kind in the nation. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt presided over the opening of two federally funded residence halls on campus, in a speech entitled "The Challenge of Nursing for Young Women Today." Ruth St. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Anna Eleanor Roosevelt known as Eleanor (IPA: ; October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) was an American political leader who used her influence as an active First Lady from 1933 to 1945 to promote the New Deal policies of her husband, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as well as taking a prominent...


Following World War II, Adelphi reverted back to a coeducational college and started admitting new students on the federal GI Bill. New sports teams were created following the readmission of men to the school. In 1952, the first program for clincal psychology was established at the school—another first in the nation; it was also the forerunner to the Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies. The G. I. Bill of Rights or Servicemens Readjustment Act of 1944 provided for college or vocational education for returning World War II veterans as well as one-year of unemployment compensation. ...


Adelphi University

In 1963, the New York State Board of Regents granted the college University status, and the name was changed to Adelphi University. In 1964, the School of Business was founded. In 1965, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, now the University College, was founded. In 1966, the Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies was founded. In 1973, the University College established ABLE (Adult Baccalaureate Learning Experience) for the education of adults. It was one of the earliest of such programs made. In 1984, the Institute for Teaching and Educational Studies was founded; it became the School of Education in 1990. In 1993, the Society of Mentors was established, giving students faculty advisors that they could consult on an as-needed basis to assist them in their studies. In 1995, the Honors College was founded. The University of the State of New York (USNY; acronym usually pronounced USE-nee) is the governmental umbrella organization of the US state of New York which is responsible for most institutions and much of the personnel that are in any way connected to formal educational functions (public and private...


Adelphi faced a serious scandal in 1996, as the school celebrated its 100th anniversary. University President Peter Diamandopoulos was found to have been laundering money from the university's treasury, while tuition skyrocketed and enrollment plummeted. New York State was called in to investigate, and eventually Diamandopoulos was removed from his post. The university, then on the verge of bankruptcy, went through six presidents in three years until the current president, Dr. Robert A. Scott, was installed in the position. Scott saved the school by decreasing tuition, increasing the scholarships that were offered the students, and launching an advertising campaign to increase enrollment. Since that time, the school has surpassed many of its previous gains, and is said to be undergoing a new renaissance. Adelphi University is now ranked as one of the most popular new schools in the nation, and was recently ranked as a "Best Buy" college, for its quality education offered at a comparatively affordable price.[citation needed] Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of an individual or organization to pay their creditors. ... Robert A. Scott is the current president of Adelphi University located in Garden City, New York. ...


Academics

Colleges, Schools, and Degrees

Undergraduate Schools

  • College of Arts and Sciences: B.A., B.S., M.A., M.S., M.F.A.
  • University College: A.A., B.A., B.S.
  • Honors College

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Undergraduate/Graduate Schools

  • Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies: B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
  • Ruth S. Ammon School of Education: B.Ed., M.Ed.
  • School of Business: B.B.A., M.B.A., M.S./M.B.A.
  • School of Nursing: B.S., M.S., M.S./M.B.A., Ph.D.
  • School of Social Work: B.S.W., M.S.W., Ph.D.

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Joint Degree Programs

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International Programs

  • Adelphi in Britain
  • Adelphi in The Bahamas
  • Adelphi in Florence
  • Adelphi in Greece
  • Adelphi in Mexico

School Facts

College and University Presidents

  • Charles H. Levermore, 1896-1915
  • Frank D. Blodgett, 1915-1937
  • Paul Dawson Eddy, 1937-1965
  • Arthur Brown, 1965-1967
  • Robert Olmsted, 1967-1969
  • Charles Vevier, 1969-1971
  • Randall McIntyre, 1971-1972
  • Timothy Costello, 1972-1985
  • Peter Diamandopoulos, 1985-1997
  • James A. (Dolph) Norton, 1997-1999 (interim president)
  • Steven L. Isenberg, 1999-2000
  • Robert A. Scott, 2000-

Official University Anthem

Our Alma Mater true, we sing in loyalty;
The glory of thy name shall e'er resound
With honor, love and hope that we have found
"The Truth shall make us free."
As we go on our way Adelphi live forever!
The Brown and Gold for aye!


Fight Song

Here's to Adelphi, our players we'll Hail.
Cheers to Adelphi, our team will not fail!
We will Support you, we're loyal, strong and true.
Come on Fight!, Fight!, Fight!, and we'll
Win!, Win!, Win!, for Adelphi U.


The School Seal

The first school seal was developed with the foundation of the Adelphi Academy in 1869. Essentially, it was the current seal with several differences. First, the legend read "Adelphi Academy" and "Brooklyn, New York." Second, the letters in the emblem were "AA." Third, the eventual school motto, "The Truth Shall Make Us Free" did not appear. The motto was introduced in the second seal with the foundation of the college in 1896. At this time, the legend was changed to read "Adelphi College," the letters "AA" were changed to "AC," and the new date of foundation was introduced. The third seal removed the year 1869 from the emblem, reflecting the separation of the Academy and the college in 1925. The fourth seal was introduced in 1930 and changed the legend "Brooklyn, New York" to "Garden City, New York." The fifth and current seal was introduced in 1963, reflecting the school's University status. The legend now reads "Adelphi University" and the letters are "AU." The inscription Vita sine litteris mors est, meaning "Life without learning is death," appeared on all variations of the school seal and was copied from the seal of Derby School in England. Derby School was for a long time a school for boys at Derby in the English Midlands, existing for most of that time as a grammar school. ...


Main Campus Buildings

Main Halls

Visitors to the campus will note that many of the buildings on the Garden City campus are symmetrical in nature. This is likely because a "garden city", by definition, involves symmetrical planning. [1] In fact, there is a second chimney on Woodruff Hall whose entire purpose is to preserve the symmetry of the building.

  • Alumnae Hall (School of Nursing)
  • Alumni House
  • Blodgett Hall
  • Hagedorn Hall of Enterprise (School of Business)
  • Harvey Hall (School of Education)
  • The Hy Weinberg Center (Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies)
  • Levermore Hall
  • Olmsted Theatre
  • Post Hall
  • The Science Building
  • The Social Work Building
  • Swirbul Library
  • The Ruth S. Harley University Center
  • Woodruff Hall (Gymnasium)

Residence Halls

  • Chapman Hall
  • Earle Hall (Honors College)
  • Eddy Hall
  • Linen Hall
  • New Residence Hall
  • Waldo Hall

Fraternities On Campus

  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Kappa Sigma

Sororities On Campus

  • Alpha Epsilon Phi
  • Delta Gamma
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Tri-Delta

Notable Alumni

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References

  1. ^ Lewis, John Peter. The Planning of the Master City. John Wiley & Sons, 1916, p. 302.
  2. ^ Public Enemy. Adam Yauch. Rolling Stone Issue 946. Rolling Stone.

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Adelphi University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (242 words)
Adelphi University is a private coeducational nationally accredited institute of higher education, with its main campus located in Garden City, in Nassau County, New York.
The college was founded in 1896 in Brooklyn, New York, and takes its name from its location on Adelphi Street in Brooklyn, where it is related to the Adelphi Academy, a private secondary school.
The university has announced construction of new academic facilities and expansion of existing structures commencing in March 2006.
Adelphi University - College Closeup (1609 words)
Adelphi University is composed of eight schools: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Honors College, the School of Business, the School of Education, the School of Nursing, the School of Social Work, the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, and University College.
Adelphi’s main campus is located in the picturesque and architecturally distinctive suburban community of Garden City, New York, a village of stately homes, historic buildings, and parks.
At Adelphi, the quality of education is entrusted to its distinguished faculty members, who are noted for their serious commitment to students, as well as for their research and professional contributions.
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