Who Knew WashU? 5.17.16


Question: Who designed Washington University’s official seal, which is part of the shield that adorns each graduate’s robe at Commencement?

Commencement robe and diploma

A) Robert S. Brookings

B) William Greenleaf Eliot

C) Halsey Ives

D) Holmes Smith


D) Holmes Smith. Smith, professor of drawing and art history, designed the seal in 1896, and the Board of Trustees adopted it the next year. Read more on the Commencement website.

Congrats to this week’s winner, Gene Castellitto, Aramark general manager at the Knight Center, who will receive an ‘I Knew WashU’ luggage tag!

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