The only school on that list that was not on the list in my day was the Mass College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences University (So you're telling me Boston College University is a possibility??). Becker was still a junior college then, but all the others existed in roughly the same location as today.
As far as I know, UMass Med School (~1970) and Tufts Vet School (late 70's?) may have be the others added since your graduation.
Post by longsuffering on Nov 11, 2019 15:12:30 GMT -5
Harvard College is a part of Harvard University as Yale College is a part of Yale University (I believe from following the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings). I wonder if the four year full time undergraduate program at Assumption will still be Assumption College? Probably too confusing.
I was told that HC has a University Charter from the Commonwealth. Wisely, in my view, HC continues to maintain its identity as a small Catholic, Jesuit, National LAC. The National LAC grouping is quite prestigious in its own right, includes schools such as Amherst, Williams many other fine rigorous colleges as well as CHC. ( If HC were a regional college then it might be advantageous to add some grad schools and get the luster of a university designation to give the school added heft. CHC has plenty of heft! LoveHC
Back in the day I am sure HC could get whatever it wanted from the Commonwealth. For a while it seemed between BC and HC the Jesuit College alumni caucus at the Mass. State House was a good chunk of the Democratic Party majority in both branches, and even stronger in leadership. I am sure there were a few Republican Bald Eagles and Grey Crusaders on Beacon Hill also.
Might as well hang onto that Charter in case the higher education marketplace dramatically changes and HC needs to put it in play. I also don't think Beacon Hill will ever return to being as non-diverse as it was several decades ago.
Post by timholycross on Nov 19, 2019 10:35:40 GMT -5
When I was a grad student at BC, the Heights newspaper tried to drum up support for an initiative to name the place Boston College University... never got any momentum. Kind of glad they didn't. BC is BC!
If Holy Cross were to become a university and either of the two logical names (University of the Holy Cross, Holy Cross University) chosen, I think we'd still be Holy Cross or HC as well.
While it gets trotted out a lot since its mailing address is in Newton, the fact is much of the BC campus has always been within the borders of the City of Boston. It is even more so today with the school acquiring the Cardinal's residence and the land surrounding it.