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The Strong College Archives, 1994–2000
In 1994 I was the principal founder of Cornelia Strong College, a residential college at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Strong College was named for Cornelia Strong, professor of mathematics and astronomy in the University from 1905 to 1948. Modeled after the residential colleges of Harvard and Yale Universities, Strong College accepted both undergraduate and graduate students through a competitive admission process, and was especially attractive to those students who were seeking a richer and more rewarding experience than they would have had in a traditional, non-academic residence hall. It was a place, in the words of a parent, “where people look after each other.”
These pages are an archive of Strong College materials from the first six years of the College’s life, the period during which I served as Strong College Senior Tutor (dean of students). They are made available here on the Collegiate Way website as an extended case study in residential college life. Among the hundreds of pages included here you will find a wealth of ideas that can be used to enrich the life of any collegiate community.
In addition to the types of material found here, the active website of any residential college will contain an assortment of ephemeral pages that I have not included in this archive: pages with contact information, lists of current members, schedules for admission, conference opportunities, student forms, and so on. Some of these are discussed on the Collegiate Way’s pages on How to Build a Residential College, and a wide range of active college websites can be browsed from the Collegiate Way’s listing of Residential Colleges Worldwide.
General Strong College Files
Professor Cornelia Strong (1877–1955) — Strong College’s namesake.
Moore-Strong Hall — The home of Strong College.
Strong College Gardens and Grounds — Notes on plantings and natural history.
The College Arms — A history and photo gallery.
The College Tea Bell — Listen in .au format.
Some Songs of Strong College — Traditional songs with local Strong College adaptations.
Strong College Around the United States — A gallery of Strong College members and their college insignia across the United States.
Strong College Around the World — A gallery of Strong College members and their college insignia in even more distant lands.
Words of Praise for Strong College — Comments from students, parents, and faculty about Strong College life.
Cornelian Prize for English Prose — An annual literary prize for undergraduates sponsored by Strong College.
The Flecker Page — Devoted to the English poet James Elroy Flecker (1884–1915), prepared by the Cornelian Literary Society.
Annual Strong College Albums and Newsletters
- Strong College Album, 1999–2000
- Strong College Album, 1998–1999
- Strong College Album, 1997–1998
- Strong College Album, 1996–1997
- Strong College Album, 1995–1996
- Strong College Album, 1994–1995
- Commonplace Book Samples, 1996–1998
© Robert J. O’Hara 2000–2013