Mines freshmen set to hike the hill, whitewash mountainside M
GOLDEN, Colo., Aug. 19, 2010 – Members of Colorado School of Mines’ Class of 2014 will embark on the university’s annual M Climb during the morning of Aug. 23.
Beginning around 7:45 a.m., President Bill Scoggins, Mines faculty and staff will gather in front of Guggenheim Hall to cheer on the new students as they trek across campus to Mount Zion carrying 10-pound rocks to place on the mountainside monument. After the students place their rocks on the M, they will coat it with fresh whitewash and come back down to campus for a barbecue.
Class of 2014 at a glance:
- 972 students (883 freshmen and 89 transfer students)
- 65 percent Colorado residents, 35 percent from 39 states and 14 countries
- 26 percent of the class are women
- 14 percent are minorities and 2 percent identify themselves as multi-racial
- the majority of the class graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class, with an unweighted grade point average of 3.8 and a composite ACT score of 29
Mines’ Graduate School is welcoming 410 new students for the 2010-11 academic year.
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