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Lehman College is one of the constituent colleges of the City University of New York, USA. Founded in 1931 as the Bronx campus of Hunter College, the school became an independent college within the City University in 1968. The college is named after Herbert Lehman, a former New York governor, United States senator, and philanthropist. The term college (Latin collegium) is most often used today to denote an educational institution. ... The City University of New York (CUNY; acronym: IPA pronunciation: ), is the public university system of New York City. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ... Hunter College of The City University of New York See also: Hunter College High School Hunter College of The City University of New York (known more commonly as simply Hunter College) is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), located on Manhattans Upper East Side. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Herbert Henry Lehman (March 28, 1878 - December 5, 1963) was a Governor and Senator from New York. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ...


Located one block from the Bronx High School of Science, near the Jerome Park Reservoir at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West (250 West 200th Street if you are counting numbers) Lehman has a 37-acre (150,000 m²) campus with a combination of Collegiate Gothic and modern architecture. The campus was the main national training ground for women in the military during World War II and was, for six months in 1946, the interim headquarters for the newly formed United Nations. In 2003, a new postmodern-style gymnasium was opened, standing in contrast to the Gothic revival buildings that define the campus. The Bronx High School of Science, commonly called Bronx Science, or just Science, is a specialized New York City public high school located in the Bedford Park section of the Bronx, with no tuition charges and admission by exam. ... The Jerome Park Reservoir is located in the North Bronx, NYC, NY. The Bronx HS of Science, Lehman College, and Park Reservoir Housing Corp. ... Bedford Park is the name of several places around the world: In Australia: Bedford Park, South Australia, a suburb of Adelaide In Canada: Bedford Park, a neighborhood of Toronto In the United Kingdom Bedford Park, a district of London In the United States of America: Bedford Park, a neighborhood of... It has been suggested that Neo-gothic architecture be merged into this article or section. ... Modern architecture is a broad term given to a number of building styles with similar characteristics, primarily the simplification of form and the elimination of ornament, that first arose around 1900. ... Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, and social equity. ...


As of 1999, Lehman had an enrollment of 9,074 students including 7,228 undergraduates and 1,846 graduate students. In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ...


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College Profiles - Lehman College (of the City University of New York) (992 words)
As the only senior public college in the Bronx, Lehman College serves a diverse student body of many nationalities, incomes, and ages through its commitment to the academic growth and upward mobility not only of its students but of their communities.
Lehman College houses public service entities such as the Institute for Literacy Studies and the Speech and Hearing Program as well as a distinguished complex of cultural centers that includes art galleries, concert halls, theaters, and a radio and the cable television station, BRONXNET.
Lehman College's athletics complex, the APEX, is a 140,000-square-foot structure that includes an Olympic-size swimming pool, an indoor track, handball and tennis courts, a state-of-the-art fitness center, dance and aerobic studios, and two full-size gymnasiums.
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