Baker University has just engraved these words below the concrete columns at Harter Union: "Senatus Romanus, House of Hanover, Columbian Commonwealth and King Arthur." Why?
John Fuller, a Baker spokesman, said the words were part of a recently revived tradition started in 1891, when each class named itself and bequeathed its title to the incoming freshmen.
"Thus, each organization's name and traditions are passed on through generations," Fuller said. "During any given year, four organizations are represented among the freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior classes: Columbian Commonwealth, Senatus Romanus, King Arthur's Court and House of Hanover."