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100 Year Mergeversary

This past Tuesday I got the pleasure of interviewing BW’s own historian Jeremy Feador for a newspaper article I am writing for The Exponent. The article is a historical piece about this year’s 100th anniversary celebration of the merge between German Wallace College and Baldwin University in 1913 to make Baldwin-Wallace College (recently renamed Baldwin Wallace University in 2012). The school has celebrated by handing out milk and cookies on the Union steps, serving a 100 foot cake to alumni and BW dignitaries in an event over the summer, and holding contests in which people must name famous duos that are “Better Together.” The only thing I can think of off the top of my head is peanut butter and jelly… oooohhh! There’s also Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Many more famous duos join Baldwin University and German Wallace College in being “better together.”

 

Did you know that BW is in the top 20 most diverse schools in the nation? We were actually among the first schools to allow Native American students. The first graduating class of Baldwin-Wallace College (after the merger) had a Native American student who, for  some time, lived with the founder of the school and eccentric millionare John Baldwin. Baldwin had a constant commitment to education for everyone regardless of whether or not they could pay. He was truly a rare and unique educator. I am proud to be a part of such a long and historical legacy. Happy 100th Mergeversary BW!