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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academic_regalia_of_Harvard_University

As the oldest college in the United States, Harvard University has a long tradition of academic dress. Harvard gown facings bear crow's-feet emblems near the yoke, a symbol unique to Harvard, made from flat braid in colours distinctive of the wearer's qualification or degree. Crow's-feet are double for earned degrees, and ...

www.summer.harvard.edu/inside-summer/history-harvard-symbols

Guest post by Christina Hodge, senior curatorial assistant at the Peabody Museum and Summer School instructor of Icons: A Material History of Harvard. History is often brought to life through icons. And Harvard has amassed plenty in its 375-year history. Symbols connect present and past and shape our sense of Harvard ...

www.harvard.edu/about-harvard/harvard-glance/history

Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States, established in 1636 by vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. It was named after the College's first benefactor, the young minister John Harvard of Charlestown, who upon his death in 1638 left his library and half his ...

www.quora.com/What-is-the-meaning-of-the-symbols-on-each-of-the-Harvard-college-shields

This is a picture of Tercentenary Theater (the grassy open space near Harvard Yard between Widener Library, Memorial Church, University Hall, and Sever Hall ) in set up for the commencement ceremonies for the class of 2013! These are the shields r...

fortune.com/2016/03/15/harvard-law-crest-slaveholder

Mar 15, 2016 ... Harvard University will replace the official shield of its prestigious law school which features the family crest of an 18th century slaveholder, after students objected to its racist associations, the school said on Monday. The Harvard Corporation, the Massachusetts university's governing body, voted to approve ...

www.msnbc.com/msnbc/harvard-law-school-reviews-use-crest-symbol-slavery

Dec 2, 2015 ... Harvard Law School officials are reviewing the use of the school's seal, which displays part of the crest of a slaveholding family. The school's seal includes three bushels of wheat, which also appears on the coat of arms for the family of Isaac Royall, a slaveholder who left part of his estate to Harvard to help ...

www.library.hbs.edu/hc/buildinghbs/concrete-symbols.html

“The buildings . . . were developed in accordance with the definite idea that business men are to take a large share in that leadership in the community. . . . that buildings and grounds could and should help in this education, that personality could be developed in an atmosphere of quiet, good taste appropriate to an old ...

www.thecrimson.com/column/bleeding-crimson/article/2017/8/1/class-summer-status

Aug 1, 2017 ... Sunshine. Beaches. Barbecues. Warmth. Bathing suits. Days poolside, wasting away under the severity of the sun lambasting your back. No work in sight. You're lying down, and it's not the laying you're focusing on but the down part. Flat, planar, no stress knotting your spine or fears knitting your toes, ...

www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/03/14/harvard-law-school-ditch-controversial-shield-with-elements-from-slave-owning-family/UIYgbyviFdwwGKjexZgWqN/story.html

Mar 14, 2016 ... Law school officials announced Monday that the Harvard Corporation has accepted its request to change the school's long-used symbol, which has ties to a slaveholding family.