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Timeline: 1901-1910


  • Despite disapproval of administration and faculty, Delta Phi Epsilon, Coe's first fraternity, is founded.



  • Construction of the Gymnasium, on the site where Peterson Hall is now located.


  • Samuel McCormick resigns; assumes position as Chancellor of University of Western Pennsylvania.

  • William Wilberforce Smith appointed as 4th president.


  • Presbyterian Church severs legal connections with Coe so college can receive pension funds from Carnegie Foundation.

  • Coe earns accreditation from the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities.


  • Smith resigns as president; replaced by John Marquis, Coe's 5th president.

  • Ground broken for Science Hall, built with money from Andrew Carnegie; Coe's oldest building is now known as Stuart Hall.


  • Carnegie Science hall (not Stuart Hall) is dedicated on Oct. 11; built with funds from Andrew Carnegie.


Forward: 1911 to 1920
Back: 1891 to 1900

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