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Meredith College

Motto Lux (Light)
Established 1891
Type Private
President Dr. Maureen A. Hartford
Undergraduates 1,990
Postgraduates 149
Location Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Campus Urban
Colors Maroon and white
Mascot Angel
Website meredith.edu

Meredith College is a liberal arts women's college located in Raleigh, North Carolina. For the 2007-2008 academic year, there are approximately 2,000 students enrolled, including about 150 graduate students, making Meredith the largest women's college in the southeastern United States.[1] 89% of students come from in-state.[2] A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... 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. ... Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... 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. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... For other uses of this name, see Raleigh. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Crowded Shibuya, Tokyo shopping district An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... 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 and 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... A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ... Womens colleges in the United States in higher education are American undergraduate, bachelors degree-granting institutions, often liberal arts colleges, whose student populations are comprised exclusively or almost exclusively of women. ... For other uses of this name, see Raleigh. ... An academic term is the time during which a school, college or university holds classes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ...


Since 2000, Meredith College has hosted Governor's School East each summer. Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... The Governors School of North Carolina (GS, GSNC) is a publicly-funded six-week summer program for gifted high school students in the state of North Carolina. ...

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History

Chartered in 1891 and named for Thomas Meredith, founder of the Biblical Recorder, the Baptist Female University opened in 1891 in a facility in downtown Raleigh. In 1904, the name was changed to Baptist University for Women. The name "Meredith College" was chosen in 1909. Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Rev. ... Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


The school split from the Southern Baptist convention in the mid-1990s, and in 1997, adopted a less religious mission statement as follows: "Grounded in the liberal arts, the college values freedom and openness in the pursuit of truth and, in keeping with its Christian heritage, seeks to nurture justice and compassion."


Meredith moved to its current location on Hillsborough Street near North Carolina State University in 1924. The campus covers 225 acres and is located in close proximity to both Raleigh-Durham International Airport and Research Triangle Park.[3] North Carolina State University is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ... Year 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Raleigh-Durham International Airport (IATA: RDU, ICAO: KRDU, FAA LID: RDU) is located 9 miles (14. ... Research Triangle Park (RTP) is the largest research park in the world. ...


Academics

More than 60 majors and minors are offered at Meredith, as well as licensure, graduate, and pre-professional programs. According to the The Princeton Review, the most popular majors are Business Administration/Management, Interior Design, and General Psychology.[4] An academic major, major concentration, concentration, or simply major is a mainly U.S. and Canadian term for a college or university students main field of specialization during his or her undergraduate studies. ... The Princeton Review (TPR) is a for-profit American educational preparation company. ...


Upon completion of a major, students can receive a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, and/or Bachelor of Social Work. Graduate students can receive Master's degrees in business management, education, music, or nutrition.[5] The John E. Weems Graduate School is coeducational.[6] A B.A. issused as a certificate Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “MBA” redirects here. ... The Master of Music (M.M. or M.Mus. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate course of one or two years in duration. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of males and females at the same school facilities. ...


Undergraduate students who wish to study engineering can participate in a five-year dual-degree program, whereby they can receive degrees from both Meredith and North Carolina State University's College of Engineering. To do this, students must major in either chemistry or mathematics at Meredith. Through this arrangement, students receive a B.A. from Meredith in chemistry or mathematics and a B.S. from NCSU in engineering.[7] In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Engineering is the applied science of acquiring and applying knowledge to design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ... For other uses, see Chemistry (disambiguation). ... Euclid, Greek mathematician, 3rd century BC, as imagined by by Raphael in this detail from The School of Athens. ...


The college's Undergraduate Research Program supports student/faculty partnerships for the purposes of academic research and creative activity in all fields.[8] College funds support these projects and underwrite travel costs for students presenting their work at conferences. The college hosts an annual one-day research conference in April to present work of Meredith students.[9] This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


In 2001, Meredith became the first women's college to adopt a campus-wide laptop program through the Meredith Technology Initiative.[10] Students receive an IBM ThinkPad loaded with professional and educational software. Internet access is provided through the campus' wireless network.[11] Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see Laptop (band). ... IBM ThinkPad R51 ThinkPad is the brand name for a range of portable laptop and notebook computers originally designed and sold by IBM. Since early 2005 the ThinkPad range has been manufactured and marketed by Lenovo, which purchased the IBM PC division. ... For the use of the term in networking, see Wireless networking. ...


Rankings and classifications

U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges guide for 2007 ranked Meredith, which it considers a "selective" college for admissions standards, 15/64 among Southern Master's-level universities, tying it with Spring Hill College and Murray State University.[12] The college was also tied for 15th in 2006. Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Spring Hill College is a private, co-educational Roman Catholic Jesuit college in the United States. ... Murray State University, located in the town of Murray in Kentuckys far-western Jackson Purchase in the United States, is an approximately 10,000-student, four-year public university. ...


The Princeton Review lists Meredith as one of its 146 "Best Southeastern Colleges."[13] The college's Carnegie Classification is Master's Colleges and Universities-I. The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is a report classifying all accredited degree_granting colleges and United States. ...


In fall 2005, Meredith alumnae who had earned their M.B.A. at the college scored better than 80% of other participating colleges in an Educational Testing Service standardized national test designed to determine knowledge of their field. Undergraduate students scored better than 60% of other students across the country in finance; 75% in international business, management, and business law and social environment; and 85% in marketing.[14] This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section may contain external links added only to promote a website, product, or service – otherwise known as spam. ... “Next big thing” redirects here. ...


Athletics

The Meredith "Avenging Angels" compete on six NCAA Division III athletics teams: basketball, soccer, softball, cross country, volleyball, and tennis. Meredith College joined the USA South Athletic Conference in 2006, with the 2007-2008 season being their first as a full member. On August 22, 2007, Meredith unveiled its new mascot and logo and became known as the "Avenging Angels." The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division III (or DIII) is a division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association of the United States. ... Sport from childhood. ... This article is about the sport. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... Soft ball is also a sugar stage Softball is a team sport, in which a ball, eleven to twelve inches (or rarely, 16 inches) (28 to 30. ... The Minnesota State Highschool Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ... Volleyball is an Olympic sport in which two teams separated by a high net use their hands, arms or (rarely) other parts of their bodies to hit a ball back and forth over the net. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... The USA South Athletic Conference (formerly the Dixie Conference and the Dixie Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) is an athletic conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. Member schools are located in North Carolina and Virginia. ...


While not in a conference, Meredith competed as an independent member of the NCAA Division III. Meredith teams have enjoyed great success in post-season play in recent years as an independent institution. The tennis Angels competed in the NCAA tournament in 2000, while the basketball Angels competed in the first round of the NCAA tournament in 2001 and 2003. The soccer Angels competed in the NCAA tournament for the first time in 2006. For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... This article is about the sport. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ...


There is also a synchronized swimming team, the Aqua Angels, that does not compete at the NCAA level.[15] Russian synchronized swimming team, May 2007 Synchronized swimming is a hybrid of swimming, gymnastics, and dance. ...


Notable alumnae

Beth Leavel (born Nov. ... The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in history Musical theatre is a form of theatre combining music, songs, spoken dialogue and dance. ... Sarah Parker (b. ... The Supreme Court of North Carolina is the states highest appellate court. ... Silda Wall Spitzer is the current First Lady of New York State and the founder and chair of the board of Children for Children, a non-profit organization that fosters community involvement and social responsibility in young people. ... Eliot Laurence Spitzer (born June 10, 1959) is an American lawyer, politician and the current Governor of New York. ... “NY” redirects here. ... Patricia N. (Tricia) Willoughby is a North Carolina educator. ... The North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction is the elected head of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and oversees the public school systems of the state. ... Judy Woodruff (born in Tulsa, OK, November 20, 1946) is an American television news anchor and journalist. ...

See also

The Seven Sisters of the South refers to a group of highly regarded American womens colleges in the Southern United States. ...

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