Marietta College congratulate Franciscan University of Steubenville in a letter of congratulations for the appointment of the Sixth President of Franciscan University. Besides that, they play them in some sports events.
None of this at the same time, takes away from the main story all the same that while felons have been released by Immigration, these students are being faced with deportation at a Christian college.
I will take the word of Franciscan University.
Side A : “Muskingum Academy, 1797 - Birth of Higher Education in Ohio”
In April 1797, a committee of Marietta citizens, led by General Rufus Putnam, met to establish an academy suitable for preparatory instruction for their youth. Muskingum Academy, completed late that year, became the first institution of its kind in the Northwest Territory, providing “classical instruction… in the higher branches of an English education.” Its first instructor was David Putnam, a 1793 Yale graduate. The building also served as the home of the Congregationalist Church until 1808. Growing and expanding with Ohio’s first city, the academy served Marietta’s educational needs for more than thirty years as the forerunner of Marietta College.
Side B : “Marietta College, 1835”
Founded as a non-denominational Christian college, Marietta College has its roots in several predecessor institutions in Marietta, beginning with Muskingum Academy in 1797. In the spring of 1832, a committee of Marietta citizens, led by Dr. S.P. Hildreth chartered the Marietta Collegiate Institute as an outgrowth of Reverend Luther G. Bingham’s 1830 Institute of Education. When it opened in 1835, Marietta College boasted a faculty of five professors and offered a full collegiate course of instruction in moral and intellectual philosophy, Greek, Latin, mathematics, physics, rhetoric, and political economy. Professor Israel W. Andrews led the college as its president from 1838 to 1885; his geological theories laid the framework of Marietta College’s lasting eminence in the field of petroleum engineering. Andrews Hall, built in 1832-1834, is the oldest building on campus.
A designated Historical Site.
Some notable graduates from Marietta college:
Carte Goodwin 1996 - U.S. Senator from West Virginia.
Dean Hess 1941 - minister and U.S. Air Force colonel.
William Irwin 1848 - 13th Governor of California.
Richard E. MacCullagh 1957 - Retired U.S. Navy Chaplain, two-time recipient of the Bronze Star Medal with Combat V.
F. Story Musgrave 1960 - Retired NASA Astronaut and Shuttle Pilot.
C. William O’Neill 1938 - 59th Governor of Ohio.
Terry Mulholland 1985 - Former Major League Baseball pitcher.
Ann Muscari 1951 - Vice President and Co-Founder, Kinder Care Learning Centers; Author of Child Care That Works.
Andrea Parhamovich 2000 - National Democratic Institute employee killed in Baghdad, Iraq on January 17, 2007.
John M. Stowell - Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.
John Strotbeck, Jr. - Former U.S. Olympic Rower and owner of Boathouse Sports.
Kent Tekulve 1969 - Former Major League Baseball pitcher, Pittsburgh Pirates.