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e Seal of FORDHAM
ffl, N 1914, the State of New York invited Fordham Uni-
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'gwfff versity to submit their seal at an exposition in honor of
the colleges and universities of the state. At that time,
the school's shield was, with a few minor changes, that of Saint
Ignatius Loyola. It had been in use since the re-naming of the school
from St. john's to Fordham in 1905.
Feeling that this makeshift emblem was insufiicient to adequately
represent Fordham at the exposition, the officials of the University
called in Mr. Caryl Coleman, renowned heraldist and shield designer.
On the opposite page, in black and white, is Mr. Coleman's finished
product: a distinctive seal inculcating Fordham's history, purposes,
scope of education and foundation.
The seal is molded about the coat of arms of the Society of Jesus
so as to visualize the fact that the school is under the control and guid-
ance of the society. Around this appears the name of the University,
the date of its foundation, its motto and the various schools comprising
The coat of arms of the Jesuit Order has the Greek letters in the
lapidary form of the name of Jesus-IHS-with a cross resting on the
bar of the H and three nails beneath. In color, this appears in gold on
a field of maroon with silver fleur-de-lys around the frame. Above this
shield a laurel crown encloses the titles of the courses in silver letters
on a blue field: Arts, Science, Philosophy, Medicine and Law.
The motto of the University, "Sapientia et Doctrina," is situated on
a blue scroll below the central shield and rests, on a gold field em-
blematioof learning fDoctrinaj. Scattered over the field are fiery
tongues symbolic of the Holy Spirit of Wisdom fSapientiaj. The title
of the school, "Universitas Fordhamensis," circumscribes the seal and
is set upon a maroon field edged with laurel colored beads. At the
lower edge of the circular seal is the date of the founding of the school
as St. john's-1841.
Page 6 text:
N THE following two hundred and forty-odd
pages, the editors of the 1950 Maroon present
'+L' lil' 'e . .
an over-all picture of the largest graduating
class in the 109 year history of Fordham College.
We do not make any pretense at having covered our sub-
ject completely. To do this would be to publish a weighty
tome of interest to no one.
Rather, we view this book as an outline that each student
can fill in with his own details. In this light, every copy
really becomes a separate issue, an individualized story.
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and when future generations wonder if Pop was always
so fat and bald you can show them the ageless proof of
your college days.
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