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  • Every summer, the University president hosts a watermelon cutting on the Pedestrium, near the banks of the campus lakes. The tradition began in 1948 when late President Zach Henderson wanted to provide a cool treat to the students, faculty and staff who were still on campus during the hot summer months. Today, more than 200 watermelons, put on ice a week in advance, are used for each cutting.

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