150th Anniversary of First Classes at Penn State

The first classes at Penn State were held on February 16, 1859. Graham Spanier (or, rather, his people) produced a nice video commemorating the occasion.

Here are some of the most interesting things we learned.

Old Main used to have everything, including labs, classrooms, and even dormitories. Can you imagine being able to have a slumber party with Graham?

Early students were required to do 3 hours of farm labor every day and attend chapel every night.

o rly??? “Many of these early students had either been expelled or dropped out from other colleges.”

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