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Harnwell College House, University of Pennsylvania


Registration number 20061002I


This certifies that the heraldic arms of Harnwell College House, University of Pennsylvania are registered as an original design and described by the blazon below

Arms: Per fess Azure and Vert, a demi-sun Or issuant from the line of division and overall a castle tower Argent, all within a bordure Gules semy of bezants.
Motto: Monstrant Astra Viam (The stars will show us the way)


Sources

The college's website: http://www.collegehouses.upenn.edu/house_info/coa.html

Historical note

The winning Harnwell College House coat of arms, designed by Kei Yamamoto, College '01 (a former member of the judging committee who resigned to submit his design as a Harnwell resident), is a unique crest that features what Kei calls a "Tower of the East" in the foreground. The sun is rising behind it, referring to the fact that Harnwell was formerly known as High Rise East. Here, the sun symbolizes glory, splendor and the fountain of life. The tower is a symbol both of grandeur and safety, the latter being very important to students. The 24 circles around the shield represent the 24 floors of the building. The House motto, "Monstrat Sol Viam" is a variation on a popular motto -- "Monstrant Astra Viam" -- which means "The stars will show us the way." Harnwell's motto translates as "The sun shows us the way."

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Michael Swanson

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