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N.J. dorm named for Frank Sinatra

  |   Oct. 23, 2009 at 11:49 PM
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MONTCLAIR, N.J., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Students at New Jersey's Montclair State University have voted to name a new dorm after the late Garden State crooner and actor Frank Sinatra, officials said.

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.

Coming in at No. 2 was writer Walt Whitman, with 125 votes, followed by scientist Albert Einstein, with 119 votes. Whitman and Einstein died in New Jersey.

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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