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Folklore Occupational Folklore College Folklore
College Practices of Residential Assistants Classroom practices: how long should you wait
if your professor is late to class? What alternative names for campus buildings,
parking lots, and more have you heard? Traditional practices of RU clubs: meeting
places, folk speech, stories Sorority and fraternity traditions College Folklore
College Performances of traditional dance, foodways on
campus? What do athletes do to bring themselves good luck? What do students do to bring good luck to themselves
before exams or class presentations? Informal decorations: chalking, graffiti Using statues: as a meeting place, more? Decorating statues Practical jokes How do you celebrate festivals? College Folklore
College How do you celebrate festivals on campus:
Day of the Dead, Christmas, Ramadan, Eid,
Hanuukah, more? Planting trees in memory of students who died
while they were attending college Decorating your cap and gown for graduation Gift-giving: what do you give co-workers and
teachers? Ghostly presences on campus College Enrollment
College 62% of undergrads
are between ages of
18 and 24.
18 60% of undergrads
attend More women than
America’s Military College
Military Sedgwick’s Spurs
Sedgwick’s A monument to Union general
John Sedgwick stands on the
outskirts of the Plain.
Sedgwick's bronze statue has
spurs with rowels that freely
rotate. Legend states that if a
cadet is in danger of failing a
class, they are to don their
full-dress parade uniform the
night before the final exam.
The cadet visits the statue
and spins the rowels at the
stroke of midnight. Bible College
H.B.C.U.’s State College
State Land Grant Colleges
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This note was uploaded on 02/29/2012 for the course 050 366 taught by Professor Angusgillespie during the Spring '12 term at Rutgers.
- Spring '12