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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Photo of the Day: Coke Toast 2009

EAAvesdropping mentioned last Saturday's traditional Coke toast in Monday's post; today, we thought you might want to see it. Every year, President Jim Wagner steps up to the McDonough Field stage and raises a bottle to welcome incoming freshmen and their parents to the Emory community.

He's a pro, too. Notice that the label is clearly visible. (You may have to click on the photo to enlarge it.)

Joining him in support are all of Emory's orientation leaders (you can see them just behind the president). Many are dressed in the colors of Clemson University, but that's necessary because new students are grouped based on the color of their leaders' shirts and they have to be easy to spot. Believe us ... the Class of 2013 will see more than enough blue and gold over the next four years.

Not that that's a bad thing.

They'll also drink a lot of Coca-Cola.

Again, not a bad thing.

Update: Check out the comments for the full story behind the t-shirt colors!

-- Eric Rangus, director of communications, EAA


  1. Hi Eric, one of my fantastic OLs who appears in this picture sent this link to me. We both very much appreciate the coverage but just wanted to clarify one thing; the OL shirts are purple and the people in the Clemson shirts are the PACE peer leaders. And though I'm no fan of Clemson orange, the PACE leaders deserve the credit too!


  2. Whoops! Sorry, Tanya. Thanks for clarifying. And sorry PACE and Orientation Leaders!