Caps and Gowns Now in UConn Blue (Almost)

Remember This? Caps and Gowns Now in UConn Blue (Almost) The traditional black robes in use since the University started using caps and gowns, in 1907, have been replaced with robes of navy blue. The gowns also have a “green” aspect to them, as they are made from recycled water bottles — about 23 bottles per gown. They are lighter weight and wrinkle-resistant, but ironing, for obvious reasons, is not recommended. After graduation, the gowns can be recycled — a good thing considering that UConn conferred more than 9,000 degrees in 2017, the most in its 136-year history. Congratulations Class […]

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We All Scream

Remember This? We All Scream This photo of students processing ice cream at The Creamery predates the opening of the Dairy Bar in 1955, says Sara Putnam, director of communications at the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources. UConn has been processing milk in one way or another since the early 1900s. Recently the Dairy Bar released two limited flavors: Avery Point Coastal Crunch, a blue-tinted vanilla with chocolate chips and graham cracker swirl in honor of the campus’ fiftieth anniversary, and the Senior Scoop: Berry Happy Husky, black raspberry with dark chocolate chunks and raspberry swirl. HOW DO […]

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