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Founded 1791

Cartoon depicting the history of the Green - Daniel Clarke swinging an axe clearing the trees, sheep on the green in front of Old Mill, the old elm trees, a war protest on campus and commencement on the green

FOUNDED 1791

by Glynnis Fawkes


1800
First president Daniel Clarke Sanders swings his axe to clear the hilltop.

1830s
Alvin Twing leads a student effort to fence and landscape the area.

1876
American elms are planted for the U.S. Centennial celebration. 

From the Vietnam War to aparthied, students gather here to protest.

2004
Commencement returns to the Green.

 

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