University of Duck Seal

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University of Duck Seal


Boston University

Founded: 1839 Boston Univeristy
Nickname/Mascot: Terriers / Rhett the Terrier
Colors: Scarlet, White
Motto: Learning, Virtue, Piety
Location: Boston
With around 30,000 students, BU is the fourth largest private university in the country. And they let ducks go to class too.

College of the Holy Cross

Founded: 1843 Holy Cross

Holy Cross Picture 2
Nickname/Mascot: The Crusaders
Colors: Purple
Motto: In Hoc Signo Vinces
(In this sign you shall conquer)
Location: Worcester
Holy Cross is the oldest Roman Catholic college in New England, and one of the oldest in the world. Here NOT finds a cross, but doesn't know if it's the Holy Cross or not. He may need to keep looking.

Tufts University

Founded: 1852 Tufts University
Nickname/Mascot: Jumbos / Jumbo the Elephant
Colors: Sky Blue, Chocolate Brown
Motto: Pax Et Lux
(Peace and Light)
Location: Medford, Somerville
NOT started here at Tufts and is very fond of his alma mater. He's gone to Homecoming and has many friends there. Plus this makes him a jumbo duck. Quack!


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Photos by J.J. Kwashnak and Alissa Daniels/Doug Larrick (Holy Cross)

Updated September 2008