Fall 2019

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Volume 127

  • Dear Readers,

    Happy birthday, Ursinus! As you know by now, 2019-20 marks the college’s 150th anniversary, an occasion I’ve been looking forward to since my first days as president in 2015. keep reading

Also In This Issue

  • pioneers

    Celebrating 150: The Pioneers and Philanthropists

    To honor Ursinus College’s 150 years, Ursinus Magazine is paying tribute to just some of the people who have made their mark on the college, as well as those who have carried the college’s mission forward through their work.
  • CIE at 20

    CIE at 20

    Over the last two decades, Ursinus students have shared a Common Intellectual Experience, known simply to generations of Bears as CIE. The flagship academic program—in which students read Plato, Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Frederick Douglass, Allison Bechdel and Ta-Nehisi Coates, among a host of other texts—has gained national recognition among higher education experts and other institutions.
  • Fraktur drawing attributed to Daniel Otto, Northumberlandor Centre County, PA, 1800–1820. Berma...

    Ursinus Roots

    FROM ITS FOUNDING IN 1869 to the present day, Ursinus College has had deep roots in the local Pennsylvania German community. That history is celebrated in a very special exhibition, “ROOTS: Ursinus College and the Pennsylvania Germans,” on view until Dec. 31 at the new Center for Pennsylvania German Studies at the Dewees Tavern on Main Street in neighboring Trappe.

  • Racich Room

    A Tribute to Athletics Legends

    Two legendary figures in Ursinus College athletics history—Adele Boyd ’53 and Bill Racich—were honored during special Homecoming and Family Weekend dedication ceremonies on September 21.
  • In Memoriam: Ron Hess

    In Memoriam: Ron Hess

    RONALD HESS, a professor emeritus of chemistry who served the college with distinction for a remarkable 50 years, passed away on Monday, July 1, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease
    and following surgery for a broken hip.