mortarboard


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mortarboard, fat board, spot board

A board, usually set on legs to form a table, used to mix lime putty and gauging plaster.

mortarboard

closefitting cap with flat square piece and tassel; part of academic costume. [Am. and Br. Culture: Misc.]
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Though the robe and hood may hold the most import to those within the academy, the mortarboard symbolizes commencement to the layperson.
Bock has been tracking what students put on their caps through social media posts, as well as by attending commencements, photographing mortarboards and interviewing dozens of students.
Students will instead have to settle for simulating the hat-throwing act in graduation photos, with the offending mortarboards photoshopped in at a later date.
But some students individualize their appearance by decorating their mortarboards. Designs range from a simple lettered message like "Thanks, Mom and Dad!'' to an elaborate craft project with images, glitter or 3-D constructions.
CHOCOLATE FUDGE PIE 1 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate morsels 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 1 (6-ounce) Oreo pie crust 1 cup heavy whipping cream 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar For garnish: Mortarboard Chocolates, Cream de Pirouline Diplomas, and Chocolate Dates
Kyser, who couldn't read a note of music, hosted the comic music show dressed as an academic, complete with a mortarboard balanced on his head.
Data from the Census Bureau and College Board show it will cost you 202 percent more to sport a mortarboard today than it did in 1981, and during the last year alone average tuition costs have risen 9.6 percent at public four-year institutions and 5.8 percent at private schools.
"Graduates will be entitled to wear a gown and mortarboard at all racecourses at all times (with the possible exception of the Royal Meeting).
CSL is much enhanced by encouraging the active involvement of student organizations, fraternities and sororities, service clubs such as Circle K, honor societies such as Mortarboard, and discipline-based clubs.
From 1992 to 1996 he was Dean of the School of Architecture; he's won teaching awards, including USC's coveted MortarBoard Professor of the Year.
The Universities and Grants Programs office recently adopted a logo depicting the various aspects of its activities: partnership (represented by the handshake), scholarship (represented by the textbooks), academic programs (represented by the mortarboard), and intermodalism (represented by ONEDOT, the department's management strategy that builds on the strength of mutual collaboration between the agencies within DOT).
Twigger exchanged his mortarboard for a bandanna, and headed off into the Indonesian jungles in search for Big Snake.