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MERGING COLLEGES A DELICATE DANCE

Nov 01, 2020 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A hulking bronze statue of a bearded Scottish warrior rises from a plaza at Edinboro University - a 12-ton, donor-funded tribute to students at the 163-year-old institution who call themselves "Fighting Scots."

One hundred fifty miles away, at California University of Pennsylvania, "Blaze" the Vulcan and his oversized feet are the latest iteration of the Roman god of fire who has been linked for generations to Cal U's identity. Then there's the Clarion University "Golden Eagles," a nicknam...