- Two Sayas named Hunter
Two Sayas named Hunter
There were two Sayas named Hunter at the University of Rangoon.
- Taught Physics and Chemistry, and also studied Geology.
- Served as Principal of Rangoon College.
- Tried to persuade the student leaders of the 1936 RU Strike.
The students explained, “We are not protesting you.
We are protesting to have changes to the University Act.”
- Loved the students very much.
- Tears fell when he had to bid farewell after retiring from Rangoon University.
- Some awards (given out at the early Convocations) are named after “Matthew Hunter”.
- (John Mark Hunter)
- Taught and wrote on English Literature.
- Member of the Commission responsible for the implementation of the Rangoon University Act of 1920.
- Later served as Professor at RU.
- Andoniram Judson Jr. (1788 – 1850) was the most significant American Baptist Missionary to Burma.
His supervisors told him that it would be a tough task.
There were a few ABMs before him, but they did not stay long.
- Judson and his team (which included some former dhamma teachers) compiled the English-Burmese and Burmese-English Dictionaries (see photos of two editions).
- Judson published the Burmese translation of the Bible.
- He helped found the association for Baptists.
- He is honored by having a church and a college named after him.
- In 1920, Judson College and Rangoon College became constituent colleges of the newly established University of Rangoon.
- Two buildings for Judson College were donated by the American Baptists.
- The Willington Hall was built in memory of two families — the Vintons and the Johnsons — of the Church of Willington for their missionary work in Burma.
It was later known as Dagon Hall.
- The Benton Hall was donated by Ms. Benton (Treasurer of the Judson Church and/or Judson College).
It was later known as Thiri Hall.
- Depending on the period, a Hall may house classrooms or may be used as a hostel.
There was also a building named North Hall (which later became Shwebo Hall).
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