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Yale University, founded before the United States achieved independence, is the third-oldest institution of higher learning in the country. The elite Ivy League school boasts the second-largest academic library in the entire world, and counts among its alumni five U.S. Presidents, three sitting Supreme Court Justices, multiple Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award winners, and Olympic medalists. This site was created to pay tribute to all the Yalies who've helped make it one of the country's finest institutions.

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Yale Legacies: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Z. Colson

OBERLIN — Z William "Bill" Colson Jr., age 89, of Oberlin, Ohio, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014, at his home under the care of New Life Hospice. His wife B.D., son Mark, and his caretaker Diane were present. He was born on Nov. 18, 1924, in Lawrence, Mass., to Dr. Z William and Elisabeth (nee Hamer) Colson. Bill graduated from Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pa. Upon his graduation he enrolled at Yale University where he began his studies. He left Yale to enlist with the...
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