Category Archives: Columbia University

#WHM – Esther Lloyd-Jones, Ph.D., College Student Personnel Pioneer

The title of Esther McDonald Lloyd-Jones’ dissertation is Student personnel work at Northwestern University. With her Columbia University Teachers College Ph.D. in hand, she became a pioneer in the field of Student Personnel. From 1935-37 Lloyd-Jones served as the seventh President … Continue reading

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Charles Kuralt and St. Anthony Hall at UNC

On January 17, 1847, Saint Anthony Hall was founded as the Fraternity of Delta Psi at Columbia University. It is the feast day of Saint Anthony the Great.  The University of North Carolina was chartered in 1789 and began classes on February 12, 1795. The Xi … Continue reading

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On the 4th – Calvin Coolidge, Charles Dawes, and Lou Gehrig – Fraternity Men All!

Last week, while I was at the Pi Beta Phi Convention, one of the first things past Grand President Sarah Ruth “Sis” Mullis said to me, after she gave me one of her patented Sis hugs, was “Frances (and she’s one … Continue reading

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Pi Lambda Phi’s Connection to Broadway and More

Today is Pi Lambda Phi’s Founders’ Day. Pi Lambda Phi was founded in 1895 at Yale University by a group of men who were denied membership in the other Yale fraternities because of their religious and racial backgrounds. Frederick Manfred Werner, Louis Samter … Continue reading

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On the 4th of July – Lou Gehrig, the Iron Horse, ΦΔΘ, and Silent Cal, ΦΓΔ

July 4, 1939 was “Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day” at Yankee Stadium. On that day, baseball great Lou Gehrig, Phi Delta Theta, became the first major league baseball player to have his number retired. There are still people who were at Yankee … Continue reading

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About Dr. Joyce Brothers on Sigma Delta Tau’s Founders’ Day

March 25, 1917 is the date on which seven female Cornell University students founded Sigma Delta Tau. Their organization was originally called Sigma Delta Phi, but when the group discovered the name belonged to another Greek-letter organization they changed the … Continue reading

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“Curtain Up, Light the Lights” With Links to Musical Sites on Sondheim’s Birthday

Today is Stephen Sondheim’s 84th birthday and I offer my heartiest birthday greetings. He is one of my favorites composers. I mentioned this in yesterday’s post, but something on my facebook feed this morning prompted me to write this post. … Continue reading

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A Founding, Two ΔΤΔs in the News, and a Question

On January 17, 1847, Saint Anthony Hall also known as the Fraternity of Delta Psi, was founded at Columbia University. Fewer than 20 chapters have been chartered. Currently, about half those are active chapters, according to reports on the internet. The chapter … Continue reading

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Happy 117th Birthday Alpha Omicron Pi!

Alpha Omicron Pi was founded on January 2, 1897, at the home of Helen St. Clair (Mullan). She and three of her Barnard College friends, Stella George Stern (Perry), Jessie Wallace Hughan, and Elizabeth Heywood Wyman had pledged themselves to … Continue reading

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Alpha Phi Delta’s 99th Birthday and the Fraternity’s Connection to Frank Sinatra

As a Syracuse University alumna and an American whose roots are Italian,* I offer Alpha Phi Delta best wishes upon its 99th birthday. Alpha Phi Delta was founded on November 5, 1914 when seven young men, all of Italian descent, … Continue reading

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