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Encyclopedia > Five Colleges (Massachusetts)

The Five Colleges are composed of four liberal arts colleges and one university in the Connecticut River Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, belonging to a consortium called Five Colleges, Incorporated, which was established in 1965. They are geographically close to one another and are linked by buses which run between the campuses.[1] Liberal arts colleges in the United States are primarily liberal arts colleges with an emphasis upon undergraduate study in the liberal arts. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... The Connecticut River as seen from the French King Bridge in western Massachusetts. ... The Pioneer Valley and Connecticut River, looking southward toward the towns of Sunderland, Amherst and Whately. ... Western Massachusetts is a loosely defined geographical region of the state of Massachusetts which contains the Berkshires and the Pioneer Valley. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ...




The five colleges operate both as independent entities as well as mutually dependent institutions. The Five College Radio Astronomy Observatory was founded in 1969 by the Five College Astronomy Department. Together, the Five Colleges operate WFCR, "Five College Radio", an NPR affiliate operating at 88.5 MHz in the FM band. They also participate in an interlibrary loan program, allowing students, staff, and faculty to take advantage of all five campuses' collections. FRCAO Radome-enclosed 14-m Telescope. ... WFCR is a U.S. radio station operating at 88. ... “NPR” redirects here. ... MegaHertz (MHz) is the name given to one million (106) Hertz, a measure of frequency. ... Frequency modulation (FM) is a form of modulation that represents information as variations in the instantaneous frequency of a carrier wave. ...

In addition, students at each of these schools often take classes at the other colleges ("cross-registration" is permitted and often encouraged). Student groups and organizations often draw participants from all five campuses and several academic programs (for example, astronomy, dance, some foreign languages, and women's studies [2]) are run by the Five Colleges. A giant Hubble mosaic of the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant Astronomy (also frequently referred to as astrophysics) is the scientific study of celestial objects (such as stars, planets, comets, and galaxies) and phenomena that originate outside the Earths atmosphere (such as the cosmic background radiation). ... Dance (from French danser, perhaps from Frankish) generally refers to movement used as a form of expression, social interaction or presented in a spiritual or performance setting. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...

Five-College folklore

A popular urban legend among Five College students holds that the characters on the Saturday morning cartoon Scooby-Doo represent the five colleges. The legend has Daphne representing Mount Holyoke and Velma as Smith College, with Fred representing Amherst College, Shaggy as Hampshire College, and Scooby as UMass Amherst. Hanna-Barbera Productions, CBS executive Fred Silverman, and some of the show's writers have said that this story is false [3], and that the show was actually based on the radio program I Love a Mystery and the TV sitcom The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. An urban legend or urban myth is similar to a modern folklore consisting of stories often thought to be factual by those circulating them. ... Saturday morning cartoon is the colloquial term for the animated television programming which was typically scheduled on Saturday mornings on the major American television networks from the 1960s to the 1990s. ... Scooby-doo is also British naval divers slang for civilian sport scuba diver. Scooby-Doo is an important character in animation up to this day Scooby-Doo is a long-running animated series produced for television by Hanna-Barbera Productions from 1969 to 1986, 1988 to 1991, and from 2002... Cartoon Network Studios, formerly known as Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... Silverman, Time, 1977 Fred Silverman (born September 13, 1937 in New York City) is an American television executive and producer. ... I Love A Mystery was an old-time radio program that ran from January, 1939 to December 1944 on NBC. Following its cancellation the show show was revived, and ran from 1949 to 1952. ... The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis was a situation comedy which ran on CBS from 1959 to 1963. ...


  1. ^ UMass Transit web site
  2. ^ Common Departments and Programs from Five Colleges, Inc.
  3. ^ "The scoop on Scooby" from The Unofficial Amherst College WWW FAQ

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Five Colleges (Massachusetts) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (485 words)
The Five Colleges are affiliated colleges in the Connecticut River Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, belonging to a consortium called Five Colleges, Incorporated, which was established in 1965.
A popular urban legend among Five College students holds that the characters on the Saturday morning cartoon Scooby-Doo represent the five colleges.
The Claremont Colleges, also known as "the five-C's" may have been modeled after the five colleges, although the Claremont colleges did not account for five schools until the creation of Pitzer College in 1963.
Colleges combine resources - The Boston Globe (756 words)
In an attempt to save money and expand educational offerings, five public colleges south of Boston are banding together in the state's first higher-education partnership, an alliance that will mark a distinct change in how the schools operate.
Bridgewater State College president Dana Mohler-Faria, chairman of Connect, said it represents a rare alliance of three sectors of public higher education: the two-year community college, four-year college, and university.
Massachusetts families headed by a college graduate earn three times as much as the family of a high school dropout, according to the report.
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