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Those Godless Lawyers

Looks like the scales of justice just got a little more balanced at the Law School, where a sharp eyed tipster noticed that the older, traditional, decidedly Christian logo:


has been replaced by something more sleekly innocuous:


As we noted before, Columbia did decide to stick with the royalist crosses, but apparently takes a federalist attitude towards its satellite institutions. Besides, spades are so in these days.


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  • :( :( says:

    @:( :( i’m an atheist, but the crosses just seemed classier.

  • agreed says:

    @agreed plus everyone knows they’re purely historical.

  • the spades says:

    @the spades seem so commercialized and watered down.

  • Smartleby says:

    @Smartleby The difference between a cross and a spade is miniscule at best and, in the above example, unnoticable. Since the modern spade shape comes from the Spanish deck of cards which featured swords, this shouldn’t surprise anyone.

    I find this change exciting and good. In light of Meslier’s quote (incorrectly attributed to Diderot), “Let us strangle the last king with the guts of the last priest.” I suggest we find some priest entrails to string on that damned crown, or better yet, burn the whole mother down.

  • shakespeare says:

    @shakespeare Nay knave, for the Bard speaketh: “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers”

  • steps says:

    @steps is there something going on on the steps today? I can hear the music across campus; it’s been going on all day and I’m suprised bwog hasn’t done anything on it

    1. steps says:

      @steps a cancer awareness event. Breast cancer I believe. Lots of fundraising and whatnot. BAKE SALE!!!!!

  • crosses and spades says:

    @crosses and spades I can understand wanting to ditch the crosses being we are a secular institution. But shouldn’t we also ditch the crown? I don’t recall Columbia being a monarchy.

    1. ominous says:

      @ominous That’s as far as YOU know.

      As for that abominable music…I’ll gladly give up my hearing for cancer fund raising.

    2. prezbo says:

      @prezbo is my enlightened despot

  • umm says:

    @umm it’s called Relay for Life. kind of a big deal.

    it’s also Dean’s Day.

  • UNIFORMITY says:

    @UNIFORMITY Can’t we get a presidential commission on university symbols and create some uniform standards for symbol usage? this choose your own approach is ugly.

    1. actually says:

      @actually It’s better now than it ever was before.

      See the old Law Logo:

      1. well says:

        @well they can’t decide. that logos on a lot of documents and on the wall when you enter greene. but on official stuff and on banners they used to use the shield in white on a blue background. Now they just use the jumbo-uggo-crown.

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