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Seattle University


  • [Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. More than 7,700 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools and colleges.] In 1891, Frs. Victor Garrand, SJ, and Adrian Sweere, SJ, took over a small parish school at the intersection of Broadway and Madison in Seattle, Washington. Re-chartered as Seattle College in 1898, it granted its first bachelor's degrees eleven years later. In 1919, Seattle College moved into new quarters on the campus of bankrupt Adelphia College on Interlaken Blvd. A decade of low enrollment followed, leading Father John McHugh, SJ, to separate the college from its prep school in 1931. In 1931, president McHugh sent Fr. Louis Egan, SJ, to clean up the derelict buildings and overgrown grounds on the old Broadway campus. In September, the college opened to 46 students. On May 28, 1948, 50 years after the chartering of Seattle College, president Father Albert A. Lemieux, SJ announced the incorporation of Seattle University. The new university quickly achieved national prominence, thanks in part to its success on the basketball court. A detailed history of the university is available at http://www.seattleu.edu/history/.
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    • us: SU (Seattle University)
    • us: Universität von Seattle
    • us: Universidad de Seattle
    • us: Université de Seattle
    • us: Seattlensis Universitas
    • us: Universiteit van Seattle
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    • found: Its The oxygen uptake ... 1970.
    • found: NUCMC data from Univ. Wash. Lib. for Volpe, P.A. Papers, 1952-1967(Seattle University)
    • found: Seattle U. bull. of info., 1981-82(name changed from Seattle College to Seattle University effective 5/28/48)
    • found: Seattle University website, Aug. 29, 2012(Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood; SU) - http://www.seattleu.edu/
    • found: Wikipedia, Aug. 29, 2012(Seattle University (SU) is a Jesuit Catholic university located in the First Hill neighbourhood and Squire Park portion of the Central District of Seattle, Washington; in 1891, Fathers Victor Garrand, S.J., and Adrian Sweere, S.J., took over a small parish near downtown Seattle at Broadway and Madison. At first, the school was named after the surrounding Immaculate Conception parish and did not offer higher education. In 1898, the school was named Seattle College; in 1948, Seattle College changed its name to Seattle University; 47.61007°N 122.319°W) German version of page (Universität von Seattle) Spanish version of page (Universidad de Seattle) French version (Université de Seattle) Latin version (Seattlensis Universitas) Dutch version (Universiteit van Seattle)
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    • [Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. More than 7,700 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools and colleges.] In 1891, Frs. Victor Garrand, SJ, and Adrian Sweere, SJ, took over a small parish school at the intersection of Broadway and Madison in Seattle, Washington. Re-chartered as Seattle College in 1898, it granted its first bachelor's degrees eleven years later. In 1919, Seattle College moved into new quarters on the campus of bankrupt Adelphia College on Interlaken Blvd. A decade of low enrollment followed, leading Father John McHugh, SJ, to separate the college from its prep school in 1931. In 1931, president McHugh sent Fr. Louis Egan, SJ, to clean up the derelict buildings and overgrown grounds on the old Broadway campus. In September, the college opened to 46 students. On May 28, 1948, 50 years after the chartering of Seattle College, president Father Albert A. Lemieux, SJ announced the incorporation of Seattle University. The new university quickly achieved national prominence, thanks in part to its success on the basketball court. A detailed history of the university is available at http://www.seattleu.edu/history/.
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    • 1981-10-20: new
    • 2017-09-07: revised
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