Monday, December 28, 2009

University mottos

Writing the previous post reminded me of the shield of Princeton University (where I did my Ph.D) because of the open Bible with Old and New Testament written in latin.

Aside, the latin motto at the bottom can be translated as "Under the protection of God she flourishes."

Contemplating the mottos of great universities is an interesting exercise. A few years ago Northwestern University in Chicago (where my wife and I met) went through considerable angst, turmoil, and debate concerning their motto and seal, but kept with the old one which is based on Philippians 4:8 and John 1:14.

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