Rutgers Glee Club edits Alma Mater

The 140-year-old alma mater underwent a change Friday, when Patrick Gardner, director of Choral Studies, announced revisions to the first verse of “On the Banks of the Old Raritan.”

The song used to begin with, “My father sent me to old Rutgers / And resolv’d that I should be a man.” But the first line has been changed to, “From far and near we came to Rutgers / And resolved to learn all that we can.”

The Rutgers University Glee Club sang the new revision for the first time at the New Student Convocation on Aug. 31 and Gardner said …read more

Source: The Daily Targum

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