Tag Archives: University of Maryland


Testudo the Turtle and the Virgin Graduate

Then there’s the folklore of Testudo. It’s the statue at the University of Maryland, of a land turtle, a terrapin, it’s this big turtle it sits on a big granite, uh…pedestal, in front of the library. And his nose is really shiny, because people rub his nose for good luck. Whenever you pass by him…. Continue Reading »

The Dean of Men’s Daughter

“She was only the Dean of Men’s Daughter, With an IQ of twenty-three, But the things that we college boys taught her Could’ve earned her some sort of degree.”   Where’d you get that song?   University of Maryland!   So you learned that in college.   Yeah. 1965.   Who’d you learn it from?… Continue Reading »