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Stetson University

Stetson University was founded as DeLand Academy in 1883 by New York businessman Henry A. DeLand, and in 1889 was renamed for John B. Stetson, the nationally known hat manufacturer and philanthropist who gave generously to the school. The university has been independent since it was founded, but had a historical relationship with the Baptist denomination. That relationship was dissolved in 1993.

Florida's first private university, Stetson University today has two campuses and two satellite centers along the Interstate 4 corridor. The historic main campus in DeLand houses the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Business Administration and School of Music. The university also includ...
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Stetson University was founded as DeLand Academy in 1883 by New York businessman Henry A. DeLand, and in 1889 was renamed for John B. Stetson, the nationally known hat manufacturer and philanthropist who gave generously to the school. The university has been independent since it was founded, but had a historical relationship with the Baptist denomination. That relationship was dissolved in 1993.

Florida's first private university, Stetson University today has two campuses and two satellite centers along the Interstate 4 corridor. The historic main campus in DeLand houses the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Business Administration and School of Music. The university also includes the main College of Law campus in Gulfport/St. Petersburg, the Tampa Law Center in downtown Tampa and the Stetson University Center at Celebration in the Orlando area.

Stetson University serves a diverse student population of 3,700 in nationally recognized undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. The university's four colleges and schools offer more than 60 majors and minors in 13 degree programs. There are 256 full-time faculty members, 95 percent of whom hold Ph.D. or equivalent degrees, and there is an 11 to 1 student-teacher ratio. Stetson is consistently ranked among the best universities in the South in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" edition.
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    Morgan State settles lawsuit with man beaten by cannibal
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    Standing on the sideline with a pair of crutches and her team trailing Maryland late in the second half by 11 goals, University of Maryland, Baltimore County sophomore defender Meghan Milani didn’t have lot to get excited about. But with just over...
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    Barton reaches 1,000 career points as Catonsville upends Woodlawn in girls basketball
    Senior night at Catonsville High was extra special for Comet senior Taylor Barton as she reached the 1,000-point scoring milestone she has been craving all season. It came on a baby hook shot from about six feet away with 3.26 left in the first...
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    Maryland entrepreneur runs into trouble for using the word 'entrepreneur'
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    Brian T. Dale, a retired Baltimore public school educator, died Friday from lung disease at his Ridgely's Delight home. He was 65. The son of an aerospace engineer and homemaker, Brian Thomas Dale was born in St. Louis and moved with his family in 1960...
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    Naturalized American helps immigrants gain citizenship
    In her singsong voice, Sarah Moses asked the nervous 22-year-old Colombian man questions about American civics and culture: What is the name of the national anthem? At what age may a citizen vote? Why does the American flag have 13 stripes? Juan...
  • IronBirds: Aberdeen squad set to kick off 2012 campaign with new skipper

    IronBirds: Aberdeen squad set to kick off 2012 campaign with new skipper
    As the 2012 Aberdeen IronBirds began working out Tuesday afternoon in preparation for their 10th anniversary season, which begins Monday at Hudson Valley, N.Y., there was a mix of familiar and new faces at Ripken Stadium. When the team returns for its...
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    Attending Tuesday afternoon's IronBirds Media Day at Ripken Stadium was, as always, interesting. There's a real sense of urgency in the air, as players scramble around the club level, giving interviews, filling out questionnaires and just generally try...
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    In my July 7 column, "Sharing learning opportunities has come full circle," I mentioned that I couldn't fit into that column all the information I had learned at the Maryland Gerontological Association's spring conference. One of the topics I didn't...
  • Girls volleyball | Tournament slip-up helps motivate St. Charles North

    Girls volleyball | Tournament slip-up helps motivate St. Charles North
    One week into the season, St. Charles North volleyball received a rude reminder that past accomplishments don't matter much in a new season. The North Stars won the Plainfield North Tournament last season, but finished ninth this year. "It was a...
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    For many years, rankings have been a go-to source for families immersed in the college-selection process. After all, they offer a quick and easy glance, a way to compare data on hundreds of colleges in a single pass. They offer a way to bypass using...