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10 Facts About LIU Post, Part III

By Rebecca Martelotti
Assistant Feautures Editor

1)  Today, LIU Post has 15 varsity sports: football, basketball, baseball, swimming, field hockey, lacrosse, and soccer, among others. This year the university announced the addition of seven NCAA Division II sports. Those sports are men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field, women’s golf, women’s fencing, and wrestling.


2)  In the university alma mater, one of the verses refers to College Hall, a historic mansion on Campus that is used today as the Admission’s Office.


3)  LIU Post University was founded on November 29, 1954, which was the 100th anniversary of Charles William Post’s birth (1854-1914).


4)  The school colors are Green and Gold. Green symbolizes the Campus’ expansive green lawns, small hillsides, and magnificent trees. Gold represents the location of the campus on Long Island’s glittering Gold Coast, an exclusive affluent community featuring mansions and private estates.


5)  The Tilles Center for Performing Arts was originally called the Bush- Brown Concert Theater, named after LIU Chancellor Dr. Albert Bush- Brown who resigned in 1985.

6)  The rose arbor and all gardens on the estate were originally created by Marian Cruger Coffin, a very famous landscape architect during the 1920s.

7)  Coffin attended MIT and was given all kinds of roadblocks to build the arches on campus. Therefore, they were nicknamed the “Gates of Hell.”

8)  The brick arches at one time had roses all over them and ended in a round rose garden with a bench built in the wall. There were also chains connecting to all the pillars for roses to grow around. The circles and the round rose garden portion is considered Coffin’s trademark. The arches were recently restored.

9)  The best of Coffin’s work on the estate was considered Hillwood. She designed the plans for the building.

10)  In the 1960s, LIU Post had Democratic and Republican student clubs. This year, a Republican club has been reinstated on campus. There is no Democratic or other political party club today.Screen Shot 2014-09-23 at 22.12.54

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