WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
FIRST COLLEGE PROTEST
Profile America — Tuesday, January 12th. Protests by college students in America have a long pedigree. In fact, this year marks the 250th anniversary of the first such action. In 1766, there were just seven colleges in Colonial America. The students at Harvard—the first college-- were unhappy with on-campus dining, specifically, the rancid butter. The so-called Butter Rebellion began with the cry "Behold, our butter stinketh!" About half the student body supported the complaint, and they found safe spaces for dining in nearby taverns. The administration soon yielded and replaced the offending spread. Across the country today, there are 4,700 degree-granting institutions. Nearly 3,000 of them are four-year universities. Around 19.5 million students are enrolled in those colleges, which presumably stock acceptable butter. Profile America is in its 19th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Sources: Kane's Famous First Facts, 3007
Colonial colleges/accessed 11/24/2015: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Colonial_Colleges#The_nine_Colonial_Colleges
Butter rebellion/accessed 11/13/2015: http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2011/10/20/city-protests-history/
Degree-granting colleges: https://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d13/tables/dt13_105.50.asp
College enrollment/ t. 1 All Races: http://www.census.gov/hhes/school/data/cps/2013/tables.html
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau