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The Presidential Academic Costume

presidential academic costumeE. R. Moore & Co., the sole depository of the Intercollegiate Bureau of Academic Costume, has designed a special doctoral robe for the president of Tulane. It is tailored in the deep green color of the campus' stately trees, adorned by chevrons and panels of black velvet, and outlined in a silk cord of sky blue. The president's sleeves are emblazoned with four chevrons, a distinction reserved for the presidential rank. The Paul Tulane shield is embroidered on each of the front velvet panels. Fourteen embroidered frogs adorn the velvet hem as an historical reference to the fourteen presidents that have served the university during its history. The president wears the traditional doctoral hood with the colors of Tulane on the satin inside. His hat is an eight-corner black velvet soft tam with a gold metallic tassel. The presidential academic costume was designed to represent the institution and the office - not the academic achievements of any one occupant.

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