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Name that Flyover city — Jan. 17, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City!

Let’s review the questions.

Flyover country is home to some of the finest research universities in the nation. Can you match the school with the city where it’s located?

  1. Vanderbilt
  2. CMU
  3. Duke University

And here are the answers:

  1. Nashville, TN—Vanderbilt was named in honor of New York shipping and rail magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt, who provided the school its initial $1-million endowment despite having never been to the South.
  2. Pittsburgh, PA—Carnegie Mellon was founded in 1900 by Andrew Carnegie. It was initially called  the Carnegie Technical Schools, but the university became the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1912 and began granting four-year degrees. In 1967, the Carnegie Institute of Technology merged with the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research to form Carnegie Mellon University.
  3. Durham, NC—Duke was founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, but it moved to Durham in 1892. Tobacco and electric power industrialist James Buchanan Duke established The Duke Endowment and the institution changed its name to honor his deceased father, Washington Duke. (You get extra credit if you can pronounce Coach K’s name correctly.)

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