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The Catholic University of America, one of the top 120 institutions of higher learning in the United States, is a Catholic and non-profit university located in the urban setting of Washington, D.C. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops founded the Catholic University of America in 1885. When it opened, the President of the United States, Grover Cleveland, assisted in laying the cornerstone on campus. Today, it sits on nearly 200 acres of land. Its motto is “Deus Lux Mea Est” or “God Is My Light.” Notable alumni include United States Senator Bob Casey, United States Senator Tom Harkin, actor Jon Voight, actress Susan Sarandon, Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission Kathleen Q. Abernathy, newscaster Brian Williams and theologian Fulton J. Sheen. The school’s colors are gold and white for academics and red and black for athletics, its mascot is the Cardinal and its teams are nicknamed the Cardinals. Its sports affiliations are NCAA Division III – Landmark Conference and ODAC. It has 21 NCAA Division III varsity sports teams including men’s baseball, cross country, soccer, swimming, basketball, field hockey and indoor and outdoor track and field, and women’s volleyball, swimming, field hockey, softball, basketball, lacrosse and tennis.
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America. Founded after the American Revolution as the seat of government of the newly independent country, Washington was named after George Washington, first President of the United States and Founding Father. Washington is the principal city of the Washington metropolitan area, which has a population of 6,131,977. More from Wikipedia...
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