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Did You Know?

  • That a member of the English faculty had a novel selected by Oprah's Book Club shortly before she joined ODU? Sheri Reynolds' The Rapture of Canaan was Oprah's choice in April of 1997.

  • That there are 95,000 living ODU alums?

  • That the High Hat was the name of the first student newspaper?

  • That Lewis Webb is considered the father of Old Dominion University?
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  • That the Braves was our first sports nickname?

  • The University offers over 150 degrees?

  • That football will return to campus in 2009?

  • That the total research grants and contracts are valued at more than $50 million annually?

  • There are nearly 900 faculty members on campus?

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