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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tulane University, (search)
Tulane University, An educational institution in New Orleans, La., formerly known as the University of Louisiana, and reorganized in 1884 after Paul Tulane (q. v.) had set apart a considerable fortune for the superior education of white youth in the South, which money came into the possession of the university, the name of which was changed in honor of the donor. The university has colleges of medicine, law, art, sciences, and technology; the university department of philosophy and science; and the H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College for Women, founded on a separate endowment of $500,000 by Mrs. Joseph Louise Newcomb. In 1900 it reported: Professors and instructors, seventy-seven; students, 1,145; volumes in the library, 25,000; productive funds, $1,477,000; grounds and buildings valued at $810,000; benefactions, $10,000; income, $131,600; number of graduates, 4,923; president, Edwin A. Alderman, Ll.D.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
Porter......May 4, 1882 Immigration of Chinese laborers to the United States suspended for ten years, and admission of Chinese to citizenship prohibited by act of......May 6, 1882 Lieut. James B. Lockwood and Sergeant Brainard of the Greely expedition reach lat. 83° 23′ 8″ N.......May 13, 1882 Bill to appoint a tariff commission approved......May 15, 1882 New indictment in the star-route trial presented, with Sanderson's name omitted......May 20, 1882 Lieutenant Danenhower, Dr. Newcomb, Cole, and Long Sing, part of the survivors of the Jeannette, arrive in New York......May 28, 1882 Deadlock in the House of Representatives begins May 25, over contested election of E. M. Mackey, of South Carolina, v. Samuel Diddle; the former finally seated.......May 31, 1882 New star-route trial begins......June 1, 1882 Guiteau executed at Washington, D. C.......June 30, 1882 Tariff commission meets at Washington, John L. Hayes, president......July 6, 1882 Mrs. Lincoln, w