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Graduates of Yale College 1702-1851 numbered 6,093.
Jul 27 1852
Degree of Bachelor of Philosophy authorized by the Corporation to be given in the Department of Philosophy and the Arts.
Organization of a School of Engineering under Professor William Augustus Norton.
First award of the DeForest Prize; established for the Senior who "shall write and pronounce an English oration in the best manner."
The name Yale Scientific School applied to the School of Applied Chemistry and School of Engineering.
Yung Wing graduated, the first Chinese student to graduate from an American college.
Fund-raising pamphlets issued: Proposed Plan for a complete organization of the School of Science and Appeal in Behalf of the Yale Scientific School, with an Appendix.
Cortland Van Renssalaer Creed graduated from the medical school, the first African American graduate of Yale.
Oct 30 1858
Joseph E. Sheffield, Esq., conveyed to the President and Fellows of Yale College a deed to property on the northeast corner of Grove and Prospect streets for the use of the Scientific School. His gifts and bequests for equipment and endowment ultimately exceeded $1,000,000.