House Crest The Flora Rose House Crest is has four main components that reflect the mission and history of both Cornell University and the Flora Rose House. In 2018, we turned our attention to rebranding the original crest design. We included our students in the process and the final design was selected via consensus vote by residents.About the Crest: On the upper left, you will find the clock tower, which has become an archetype of our university. This 173 feet tall structure is home to the Cornell Chimes, the university's oldest musical tradition. On the upper right, the books are indicative of Ezra Cornell’s founding principle, “I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.” Today, the university offers over 4,000 courses in a myriad of subject areas. On the lower right, this gate is indicative of our gothic gate, an emblem of the gothic revival architecture that lines West Avenue at the bottom of Libe Slope. Finally, on the lower left, these wheat sprigs represent Flora Rose’s unwavering commitment to maintaining proper nutrition for all Americans, especially during the Great Depression. Her research at Cornell led to the development of Milkorno, one of the first low-cost reinforced cereals, and to her discovery of a relationship between good nutrition and decreasing incidence of tuberculosis and infant mortality. Download Rose House Virtual Backgrounds for Zoom!