29 Jul 2020
ONLINE

The History of Stevens Traditions

Whether they were the enactment of mysterious rituals, displays of class solidarity, or contests of physical prowess, the earliest traditions at Stevens played a vital role in building a sense of community for the newly-formed school.

This lecture will showcase a number of these early customs at Stevens, starting with the annual Calculus Cremation, first held in 1888, where “that arch-fiend Calculus“ was literally put on trial and “consigned to oblivion” by a jury of students. Other topics include the rather violent cane rush and flag rush games between the freshmen and sophomore classes, the freshmen hazing rituals of the early to mid-twentieth century, and other stories and hijinks throughout the years. 

Please join Leah Loscutoff, Head of Archives & Special Collections and Ted Houghtaling, Archivist & Digital Projects Librarian in a fun history lecture discussing the early student traditions of Stevens. 

 

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