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Question #442 posted on 09/16/2003 midnight

Dear 100 Hour Board,
What is the significance of the different colors on the academic robes at today's inauguration? And more importantly, why was Elder Eyring's robe PINK???
- Wigeon

A: Dear Wigeon,
Different academic institutions have different colored robes, so even though the inauguration was at BYU, they still wear the robes from their respective institutions. For example, my father is a professor, but he doesn't wear the robes of the school at which he teaches when he goes to graduation. He wears the robes from Cornell, where he got his doctorate. Make sense? Sure it does!
- Balthazar