Day 374 of 1000
Even with all its warts, godlessness, and liberal ways, Oregon State University is a profoundly better school than Duck U (Univ. of Oregon). Their campus is pretty, they have engineering programs, etc., etc. We were talking about that this morning as the kids got ready for school. They mentioned that even though it is true that NCSU is a profoundly better school than NCSU than UNC in the same way OSU is better than Duck U, NCSU has a little bit of an inferiority complex because UNC has been identified as the “flagship” university of the North Carolina system and is the oldest public university in the country.
Thinking about that made me want to check out which Oregon school was established first. I saw that OSU (1868) was second so I assumed that Duck U was first. But I was wrong. Duck U was a weak THIRD (1876). What is now called Western Oregon University was established as Monmouth University Christian College in 1856. My Finnish grandmother studied there when it was called Oregon Normal School. How cool is that? A lot of my cousins went to school there and our buddy, Miles Nelson is studying there now.