At first the university paid for the evening classes, but as their popularity grew, their funding was transferred to the St. Eventually the board secured funds for the construction of Academic Hall and a half dozen other buildings.Later the university divided into three departments: the Manual Training School, Smith Academy, and the Mary Institute.UW-IT collaborates with University partners to advance teaching, learning, innovation and discovery at the UW.
Nestled between the 180-acre Sehome Arboretum and Bellingham Bay, the campus’ natural beauty is augmented with both historic buildings dating back to the schools’ beginnings more than 100 years ago as well as new state-of-the-art structures.
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The institution had no backing of a religious organization, single wealthy patron, or earmarked government support.
During the three years following its inception, the university bore three different names.
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