He who climbs the steps of knowledge stands out among common men like a
blueberry in a pan of milk.
Along with William
, George Underwood Edwards is one of the
founder's of G.U.E. Tech
. There is much debate whether the institution was named after this founder, or the Great Underground Empire
. The Edwards Hall, one of the architectural gems of the campus, was also named after him. His name, along with architect P. David Lebling
, are still inscribed on the pediment of the main entrance.
bequest of George Underwood Edwards permitted the merger of several
venerable institutions, including the famed Hopewell Academy of Natural
Science, into the George Underwood Edwards Institute of Technology.
Departments were founded in such radical disciplines as Mechanical
Engineering, Chemical Biology, and Architechure, and an exciting new
campus was built along River Street.
At some point, a huge bronze statue of Edwards was erected on school
grounds, from which a tradition derived which lasted well beyond his
death. Known as Founder's Day
the statue mysteriously disappears from its pedestal one night during
the last week of spring term, and shows up the next day in some
offbeat spot. A certain rowdy fraternity is rumored to spend
entire year planning this prank.Edwards Square
is also most likely named after this man.
Lurking Horror (GUE TECH AT A GLANCE)