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Dr. Walter J. Hullihen (1875-1944)

President of the University of Delaware, 1920-44

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, March 15, 2019
1. Dr. Walter J. Hullihen Marker
Inscription.  Under President Hullihen's leadership, the two colleges known as Delaware College and the Women's College were officially joined and became known as the University of Delaware in 1921. Two years later, Hullihen inaugurated the internationally recognized Foreign Study Plan, or Junior Year Abroad, a predecessor of UD's highly respected current Study Abroad Program. Known as "a man of dignity, humaneness and honor," Hullihen is credited with strengthening University teaching and research, and for overseeing development of many of the buildings that grace The Green today.

Hullihen Hall was completed in 1940 with State of Delaware funds. Originally called University Hall, the building was renamed Hullihen Hall in 1952 in honor of UD's 18th President.
 
Location. 39° 40.781′ N, 75° 45.142′ W. Marker is in Newark, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker can be reached from The Green south of East Delaware Avenue (Delaware Route 273), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 162 The Green, Newark DE 19716, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Dr. Walter J. Hullihen (1875-1944) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 15, 2019
2. Dr. Walter J. Hullihen (1875-1944) Marker
. University of Delaware (within shouting distance of this marker); Harry Fletcher Brown (1867-1944) (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memoriam (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named In Memoriam (within shouting distance of this marker); Pierre Samuel du Pont (1870-1954) (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Chiles Mitchell (1864-1948) (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Gillespie Evans (1815-1904) (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
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