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  • The oldest college in each US state includes some of the most prestigious academic institutions in the country and several flagship state universities.
  • The oldest college in the US is Harvard University, founded in 1636.
  • Meanwhile, the most recent state to get a college is Alaska.

The United States is home to some pretty old colleges and universities.

In fact, there are more than a dozen that are older than America itself — none older than Harvard University, which was founded in 1636.

Meanwhile, other states took longer to open their first colleges. The most recent state to get its first college is Alaska, whose University of Alaska Fairbanks just celebrated its 100th anniversary last year.

Across the US, the list of oldest colleges in each state features some of the most prestigious academic institutions in the country as well as flagship state universities and a handful of lesser-known schools.

Read on to find out the oldest college in every US state and Washington, DC.

Alabama — University of North Alabama


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Alabama — University of North Alabama

(Facebook/University of North Alabama)

Location — Florence, AL

Date founded — 1830

Alaska — University of Alaska Fairbanks


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Alaska — University of Alaska Fairbanks

(UAF)

Location — Fairbanks, AK

Date founded — 1917

Arizona — University of Arizona


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Arizona — University of Arizona

(Facebook/University of Arizona)

Location — Tucson, AZ

Date founded — 1885

Arkansas — University of the Ozarks


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Arkansas — University of the Ozarks

(Facebookk/University of the Ozarks)

Location — Clarksville, AR

Date founded — 1834

California — Santa Clara University


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California — Santa Clara University

(Facebook/Santa Clara University)

Location — Santa Clara, CA

Date founded — 1851

Colorado — University of Denver


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Colorado — University of Denver

(Facebook/University of Denver)

Location — Denver, CO

Date founded — 1864

Connecticut — Yale University


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Connecticut — Yale University

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Location — New Haven, CT

Date founded — 1701

Delaware — University of Delaware


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Delaware — University of Delaware

(Wikimedia Commons)

Location — Newark, DE

Date founded — 1743

District of Columbia — Georgetown University


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District of Columbia — Georgetown University

(Valerii Iavtushenko/Shutterstock)

Location — Washington, DC

Date founded — 1789

Florida — Florida State University


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Florida — Florida State University

(Facebook/FSU)

Location — Tallahassee, FL

Date founded — 1851

Georgia — University of Georgia


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Georgia — University of Georgia

(Facebook/University of Georgia)

Location — Athens, GA

Date founded — 1785

Hawaii — University of Hawaii at Manoa


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Hawaii — University of Hawaii at Manoa

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Location — Honolulu, HI

Date founded — 1907

Idaho — Brigham Young University – Idaho


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Idaho — Brigham Young University – Idaho

(Facebook/BYU Idaho)

Location — Rexburg, ID

Date founded — 1888

Illinois — McKendree University


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Illinois — McKendree University

(Facebook/McKendree University)

Location — Lebanon, IL

Date founded — 1828

Indiana — Vincennes University


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Indiana — Vincennes University

(Facebook/Vincennes University)

Location — Vincennes, IN

Date founded — 1801

Iowa — Loras College


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Iowa — Loras College

(Facebook/Loras College)

Location — Dubuque, IA

Date founded — 1839

Kansas — Baker University


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Kansas — Baker University

(Facebook/Baker University)

Location — Baldwin City, KS

Date founded — 1858

Kentucky — Transylvania University


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Kentucky — Transylvania University

(Via Wikimedia Commons)

  • Location — Lexington, KY
  • Date founded — 1780

Louisiana — Centenary College of Louisiana


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Louisiana — Centenary College of Louisiana

(Facebook/Centenary College of Louisiana)

Location — Shreveport, LA

Date founded — 1825

Maine — Bowdoin College


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Maine — Bowdoin College

(Facebook/Bowdoin College)

Location — Brunswick, ME

Date founded — 1794

Maryland — St. John’s College


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Maryland — St. John’s College

(St. John’s Collge)

Location — Annapolis, MD

Date founded — 1696

Massachusetts — Harvard University


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Massachusetts — Harvard University

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Location — Cambridge, MA

Date founded — 1636

Michigan — University of Michigan – Ann Arbor


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Michigan — University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

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Location — Ann Arbor, MI

Date founded — 1817

Minnesota — University of Minnesota – Twin Cities


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Minnesota — University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

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Location — Minneapolis, MN

Date founded — 1851

Mississippi — Mississippi College


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Mississippi — Mississippi College

(Wikimedia Commons/Mississippi College)

Location — Clinton, MS

Date founded — 1826

Missouri — Saint Louis University


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Missouri — Saint Louis University

(Brandon Schlechter/Facebook)

Location — St. Louis, MO

Date founded — 1818

Montana — Rocky Mountain College


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Montana — Rocky Mountain College

(Facebook/Rocky Mountain College)

Location — Billings, MT

Date founded — 1878

Nebraska — Peru State College


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Nebraska — Peru State College

(Facebook/Peru State College)

Location — Peru, NE

Date founded — 1867

Nevada — University of Nevada – Reno


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Nevada — University of Nevada – Reno

(University of Nevada, Reno/Facebook)

Location — Reno, NV

Date founded — 1874

New Hampshire — Dartmouth College


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New Hampshire — Dartmouth College

(Dartmouth)

Location — Hanover, NH

Date founded — 1769

New Jersey — Princeton University


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New Jersey — Princeton University

(Princeton University/Facebook)

Location — Princeton, NJ

Date Founded — 1746

New Mexico — New Mexico State University


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New Mexico — New Mexico State University

(NMSU)

Location — Las Cruces, NM

Date founded — 1888

New York — Columbia University


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New York — Columbia University

(Columbia University in the City of New York/Facebook)

Location — New York, NY

Date founded — 1754

North Carolina — Salem College


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North Carolina — Salem College

(Facebook/Salem College)

Location — Winston Salem, NC

Date founded — 1772

North Dakota — University of North Dakota


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North Dakota — University of North Dakota

(Jacob Boomsma/Shutterstock)

Location — Grand Forks, ND

Date founded — 1883

Ohio — Ohio University


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Ohio — Ohio University

(Facebook/Ohio University)

Location — Athens, OH

Date founded — 1804

Oklahoma — University of Central Oklahoma


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Oklahoma — University of Central Oklahoma

(Facebook/University of Central Oklahoma)

Location — Edmond, OK

Date founded — 1890

Oregon — Willamette University


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Oregon — Willamette University

(Facebook/Willamette University)

Location — Salem, OR

Date founded — 1842

Pennsylvania — University of Pennsylvania


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Pennsylvania — University of Pennsylvania

(f11photo/Shutterstock)

Location — Philadelphia, PA

Date founded — 1740

Rhode Island — Brown University


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Rhode Island — Brown University

(Facebook/Brown University)

Location — Providence, RI

Date founded — 1764

South Carolina — College of Charleston


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South Carolina — College of Charleston

(Facebook/College of Charleston)

Location — Charleston, SC

Date founded — 1770

South Dakota — Augustana University


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South Dakota — Augustana University

(Facebook/Augustana University)

Location — Sioux Falls, SD

Date founded — 1860

Tennessee — Tusculum College


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Tennessee — Tusculum College

(Wikimedia Commons)

Location — Tusculum, TN

Date founded — 1794

Texas — Southwestern University


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Texas — Southwestern University

(Facebook/Southwestern University)

Location — Georgetown, TX

Date founded — 1840

Utah — University of Utah


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6. Utah

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Location — Salt Lake City, UT

Date founded — 1850

Vermont — Castleton University


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Vermont — Castleton University

(Facebook/Castleton University)

Location — Castleton, VT

Date founded — 1787

Virginia — College of William & Mary


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Virginia — College of William & Mary

(Facebook/William and Mary)

Location — Williamsburg, VA

Date founded — 1693

Washington — University of Washington


Washington — University of Washingtonplay

Washington — University of Washington

(Facebook/University of Washington)

Location — Seattle, WA

Date founded — 1861

West Virginia — Bethany College


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West Virginia — Bethany College

(Facebook/Bethany College)

Location — Bethany, WV

Date founded — 1840

Wisconsin — Carroll University


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(Facebook/Carroll University)

Location — Waukesha, WI

Date founded — 1846

Wyoming — University of Wyoming

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Location — Laramie, WY

Date founded — 1886



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Public officers above 58 years and with pre-existing conditions told to work from home: The Standard

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Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua. [File, Standard]
In a document from Head of Public Service, Joseph Kinyua new measure have been outlined to curb the bulging spread of covid-19. Public officers with underlying health conditions and those who are over 58 years -a group that experts have classified as most vulnerable to the virus will be required to execute their duties from home.

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However, the new rule excluded personnel in the security sector and other critical and essential services.
“All State and public officers with pre-existing medical conditions and/or aged 58 years and above serving in CSG5 (job group ‘S’) and below or their equivalents should forthwith work from home,” read the document,” read the document.
To ensure that those working from home deliver, the Public Service directs that there be clear assignments and targets tasked for the period designated and a clear reporting line to monitor and review work done.
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Others measures outlined in the document include the provision of personal protective equipment to staff, provision of sanitizers and access to washing facilities fitted with soap and water, temperature checks for all staff and clients entering public offices regular fumigation of office premises and vehicles and minimizing of visitors except by prior appointments.
Officers who contract the virus and come back to work after quarantine or isolation period will be required to follow specific directives such as obtaining clearance from the isolation facility certified by the designated persons indicating that the public officer is free and safe from Covid-19. The officer will also be required to stay away from duty station for a period of seven days after the date of medical certification.
“The period a public officer spends in quarantine or isolation due to Covid-19, shall be treated as sick leave and shall be subject to the Provisions of the Human Resource Policy and procedures Manual for the Public Service(May,2016),” read the document.
The service has also made discrimination and stigmatization an offence and has guaranteed those affected with the virus to receive adequate access to mental health and psychosocial supported offered by the government.
The new directives targeting the Public Services come at a time when Kenyans have increasingly shown lack of strict observance of the issued guidelines even as the number of positive Covid-19 cases skyrocket to 13,771 and leaving 238 dead as of today.
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Principal Secretaries/ Accounting Officers will be personally responsible for effective enforcement and compliance of the current guidelines and any future directives issued to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta (pictured) will on Friday, July 24, meet governors following the ballooning Covid-19 infections in recent days.
The session will among other things review the efficacy of the containment measures in place and review the impact of the phased easing of the restrictions, State House said in a statement.
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Kenya has been ranked 6th among African countries with the highest cases of depression, this has triggered anxiety by the World Health Organization (WHO), with 1.9 million people suffering from a form of mental conditions such as depression, substance abuse.

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Globally, one in four people is affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives, this is according to the WHO.

Currently, around 450 million people suffer from such conditions, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide.

The pandemic has also been known to cause significant distress, mostly affecting the state of one’s mental well-being.

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With the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic attributed to the novel Coronavirus disease, millions have been affected globally with over 14 million infections and half a million deaths as to date. This has brought about uncertainty coupled with difficult situations, including job loss and the risk of contracting the deadly virus.

In Kenya the first Coronavirus case was reported in Nairobi by the Ministry of Health on the 12th March 2020.  It was not until the government put in place precautionary measures including a curfew and lockdown (the latter having being lifted) due to an increase in the number of infections that people began feeling its effect both economically and socially.

A study by Dr. Habil Otanga,  a Lecturer at the University of Nairobi, Department of Psychology says  that such measures can in turn lead to surge in mental related illnesses including depression, feelings of confusion, anger and fear, and even substance abuse. It also brings with it a sense of boredom, loneliness, anger, isolation and frustration. In the post-quarantine/isolation period, loss of employment due to the depressed economy and the stigma around the disease are also likely to lead to mental health problems.

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) states that at least 300,000 Kenyans have lost their jobs due to the Coronavirus pandemic between the period of January and March this year.

KNBC noted that the number of employed Kenyans plunged to 17.8 million as of March from 18.1 million people as compared to last year in December. The Report states that the unemployment rate in Kenya stands at 13.7 per cent as of March this year while it stood 12.4 per cent in December 2019.

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Mama T (not her real name) is among millions of Kenyans who have been affected by containment measures put in place to curb the spread of the virus, either by losing their source of income or having to work under tough guidelines put in place by the MOH.

As young mother and an event organizer, she has found it hard to explain to her children why they cannot go to school or socialize freely with their peers as before.

“Sometimes it gets difficult as they do not understand what is happening due to their age, this at times becomes hard on me as they often think I am punishing them,”

Her contract was put on hold as no event or public gatherings can take place due to the pandemic. This has brought other challenges along with it, as she has to find means of fending for her family expenditures that including rent and food.

“I often wake up in the middle of the night with worries about my next move as the pandemic does not exhibit any signs of easing up,” she says. She adds that she has been forced to sort for manual jobs to keep her family afloat.

Ms. Mary Wahome, a Counseling Psychologist and Programs Director at ‘The Reason to Hope,’ in Karen, Nairobi says that such kind of drastic life changes have an adverse effect on one’s mental status including their family members and if not addressed early can lead to depression among other issues.

“We have had cases of people indulging in substance abuse to deal with the uncertainty and stress brought about by the pandemic, this in turn leads to dependence and also domestic abuse,”

Sam Njoroge , a waiter at a local hotel in Kiambu, has found himself indulging in substance abuse due to challenges he is facing after the hotel he was working in was closed down as it has not yet met the standards required by the MOH to open.

“My day starts at 6am where I go to a local pub, here I can get a drink for as little as Sh30, It makes me suppress the frustration I feel.” he says.

Sam is among the many who have found themselves in the same predicament and resulted to substance abuse finding ways to beat strict measures put in place by the government on the sale of alcohol so as to cope.

Mary says, situations like Sam’s are dangerous and if not addressed early can lead to serious complications, including addiction and dependency, violent behavior and also early death due to health complications.

She has, however, lauded the government for encouraging mental wellness and also launching the Psychological First Aid (PFA) guide in the wake of the virus putting emphasis on the three action principal of look, listen and link. “When we follow this it will be easy to identify an individual in distress and also offer assistance”.

Mary has urged anyone feeling the weight of the virus taking a toll on them not to hesitate but look for someone to talk to.

“You should not only seek help from a specialist but also talk to a friend, let them know what you are undergoing and how you feel, this will help ease their emotional stress and also find ways of dealing with the situation they are facing,” She added

Mary continued to stress on the need to perform frequent body exercises as a form of stress relief, reading and also taking advantage of this unfortunate COVID-19 period to engage in hobbies and talent development.

“Let people take this as an opportunity to kip fit, get in touch with one’s inner self and  also engage in   reading that would  help expand their knowledge.

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