Did You Know?

The American Political Science Association was founded at Tulane University in 1903, closeby to the building depicted on the right. J.R. Ficklen was the organizer. If you look closely at his portrait, you can see a diagonal line cutting into Ficklen's face. This was caused by a disgruntled graduate student, who in a fit of anger slashed the visage of one of political science's founding fathers. The portrait survived. The grad student was lost forever.