Karen Pennington, vice president for student development and campus life, told the university newspaper, The Montclarion, that Sinatra led the campus-wide poll with 506 votes.
Students cast 2,379 votes.
Other names considered were John Holland, George Inness, Alfred Kinsey, Doris Duke, Milton Freedman, Thomas Edison, Margaret Bourke-White, Paula Danziger and Aaron Burr. There were several write-in candidates, as well, The Montclarion said. Those who received votes had ties to New Jersey.
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