skamike wrote:So I'm lying in bed, opening up another letter from W&L. But before I get bummed that it isn't more scholarship money, I notice something with the paper.
If you hold it to the light, what I assume to be the school's coat of arms is embedded in the paper. I thought that was pretty cool
I checked this out when I got home from work today. Nice touch. I wanted to find out what the motto was, so I looked up the coat of arms. From the W&L website:
"Washington and Lee University's Coat of Arms, which is commonly called the crest, was created in 1901 by a chemistry professor, William George Brown, who made the symbol by quartering the Lee and Washington family arms. He used the Lee motto, "Non incautus futuri," and the Washington crest, the figure of the bird. Use of the Coat of Arms is limited to formal usage such as invitations and internal decorative applications. It should not be used in combination with the Wordmark or other University symbols and is not used on stationery
, business cards, Web sites, or brochures. It should always be printed in four colors at the highest possible reproduction
Interestingly, this use violates two rules about the use of the coat of arms.