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The Washburn Review

Established 1885

The Washburn Review

Students celebrate Ichabod’s birthday with ice cream

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Courtesy of the Union webpage

Monday, Aug. 28, staff in the Memorial Union sold two scoops of ice cream for two dollars from 11a.m. to 1p.m. in celebration of Ichabod’s birthday.

The flavors included will be chocolate, vanilla and birthday cake in either a cone or a cup. While this event isn’t required, it’s open to anyone and will be another opportunity to connect with fellow Ichabods and check out the Memorial Union.

“Students aren’t here when it’s Ichabod’s birthday, which is Aug. 11 so we always try to celebrate it when everybody’s here,” said Becky Bolte, Union director.

According to the Washburn website, the real Ichabod Washburn worked his way from indentured apprentice to captain of industry. The businessman was also a fervent congregationalist, abolitionist and philanthropist believing in the rights of all people to an education.

Washburn pledged $25,000 to try to save the financially struggling Lincoln College and one month later, Horatio Q. Butterfield, a professor in 1865, recommended that the single-building institution be renamed Washburn College in recognition of the pledge.

Edited by Larissa Morgan and Aja Carter

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