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New York University

(Encyclopedia) New York University, mainly in New York City; coeducational; chartered 1831, opened 1832 as the Univ. of the City of New York, renamed 1896. It comprises 13 schools and colleges, maintaining fo...

New York, University of the State of

(Encyclopedia) New York, University of the State of, chartered 1784. It consists of all secondary and higher educational institutions incorporated in the state and other institutions, organizations, and agenc...

Yeshiva University

(Encyclopedia) Yeshiva University, in New York City; mainly coeducational; begun 1886 as Yeshiva Eitz Chaim, a Jewish theological seminary, chartered 1928 as Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary and Yesh...

MacCracken, Henry Mitchell

(Encyclopedia) MacCracken, Henry Mitchell, 1840–1918, American educator, b. Oxford, Ohio, grad. Miami Univ. (Ohio), 1857. After a brief teaching career MacCracken entered the Presbyterian ministry in 1863. ...

Fiorello LaGuardia

Fiorello LaGuardia was the mayor of New York City from 1934 to 1945. A native New Yorker of Italian-Jewish origin, LaGuardia spent his entire career in civic service. He attended New…

The First Ambulance Service

The Question: Who invented the ambulance vehicle? The Answer: Vehicles used to transport soldiers injured during battle date bac…

Ashley Olsen

Ashley Olsen and her twin sister Mary-Kate became child stars in 1987, when as infants they began sharing a single role on the TV show Full House. The girls grew up onscreen, first on …

Bennett Miller

Movie director Bennett Miller's feature debut, Capote, was hailed by many critics as one of the best films of 2005. A one-time student of New York University's film school, Miller dire…

Christy Turlington

Christy Turlington is the 5'10" model best known for looking gorgeous and pensive in a long-running series of Calvin Klein ads that began in the late 1980s. The ads made her an interna…