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Offline Sal Atticum

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I know that originally the students voted on green and pink, and it was changed to green and white for the sports teams.  However, was it changed from pink to white for the official color for the whole university?

These two websites seem to give contradictory information:

http://www.universityrelations.und.edu/resources/logos.html
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University Colors
The colors of PINK and GREEN, which remain the University's official colors, were chosen by the student body in 1889 when planning for UND's first commencement exercises. The choice was inspired by the pink and green of the prairie rose, North Dakota's official state flower, and "suggestive of our green prairies and rosy prospects." The official colors became green and white when it was determined that green and pink would not elicit a proper measure of respect from UND's opponents. In practice, the green and white is expressed in Pantone Matching System's 347 (PMS 347) and the occasional substitution of gray or black for white.

http://www.und.edu/dept/our/factbook/html/colors.htm
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COLORS -- In April 1889, the student body met and chose as school colors the pink and green of the prairie rose, "suggestive of our green prairies and rosy prospects." In the 1920s green and white were adopted as colors for UND athletic teams while pink and green continued to be used on the academic hoods of the University.

Who's right?  And should we make the Fighting Sioux wear pink?
JUST EXTRA POLISH. I DO SOME WORK WITH EXCELL SO I KEEP THE CAPS LOCK ON :-P

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Re: Our official school colors: Green and white, or green and pink?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2007, 10:31:43 pm »
Call the president's office or university relations and ask.

Pink is back in style...
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Re: Our official school colors: Green and white, or green and pink?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2008, 08:58:24 pm »
boooooo pink!!!!

 

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