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Alma Mater: A Series for the People

Alma Mater is a series that celebrates the universities of the United States through poetry. Kirkus Reviews has described the series as “A thoroughly unique project” with “A variety of delightfully unexpected poetic forms.” I see it as a project

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The Evergreen State Poem (Alma Mater Vol 3: The West)

*The Evergreen State College* This is the college of the Evergreen State, Where rain and Geoducks make the crops rotate, A hotbed where contemplative minds collaborate, And professors are known to be of the first rate. Yes, this is the

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Michigan Tech Poem (Alma Mater Vol. 1: The Midwest)

*Michigan Tech* My, what lakes the mind can surf With all the discoveries We find; At Michigan Tech, we inspect global turf, The Land of Opportunity: We mine. We build ice sculptures from creative fires— Husky Fires Glow in the

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University of Louisiana at Lafayette Poem (Alma Mater Vol. 4: The South)

*University of Louisiana at Lafayette* Lafayette Welcomes You, You mayn’t feel it now, but you shall soon, So when you are feeling all at sea: Prepare for the battery. Festivity: Happily, Boldly, Creole life resides Faithfully; School Spirit, Love &

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University of Rochester Poem (Alma Mater Vol 2: The Northeast)

*U of R* (Set to the Melody of “Some Nights” by fun.) Some Nights I Stay Up Tweaking hard on Starbucks, Cramming to pass the vital laps. Some Nights I wish that Rochester had White Castle, Boy I sure crave

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Humboldt State University Poem (Alma Mater Vol. 3: The West)

*Humboldt State University* Oh, it’s a sunlit California afternoon in the middle of April, And this car full of Humboldt State students Cannot think of a better day to go on a long road trip. They were on their way

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Uconn Poem (Alma Mater Vol. 2: The Northeast)

*UConn* Sons of Connecticut, Beget! Spawn a legacy they shall never forget! Navy Men, Defend this court, Let invaders know This is our sport. Hold the colors steady and strong, The Navy & White outlined with red, Hoist banners of

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Harvard University Poem (Alma Mater Vol. 2: The Northeast)

*Harvard University* There will always be someone smarter. There will always be someone stronger, someone faster. There will always be someone who is hungrier. There will always be someone more skilled. There will always be someone, somewhere, who is better

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UMass Lowell Poem (Alma Mater Vol. 2: The Northeast)

A new day is upon us in higher education, and UML is on the rise. Dawning the Industrial Revolution, Lowell is known for manufacturing its own distinct place. And UML has produced new programs like Plastics Engineering to process an

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The George Washington University Poem (Alma Mater Vol. 2: The Northeast)

*The George Washington University* The facts are in. They’re in the printed papers of this Colony of Patriots Who Hatchet the iron curtain with the arm of The Press, The First Amendment is what each speech in Jack Morton is

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