An interesting if slightly macabre report from the Chronicle:
University of Georgia graduates may love their alma mater, but for now, they can’t take it with them. For nearly five years, W. Scott Walston sold caskets tastefully adorned with the university’s logo. Then in 2003, someone dug up an obscure University System of Georgia rule that forbids college logos on burial items (and on sex toys, toilet seats, alcoholic beverages, and other items that “may cause embarrassment or ridicule to the Board of Regents or its institutions”).
It is not clear that this is a trade which has taken off in the UK yet, but it can only be a matter of time. Moreover, there is the thrilling possibility of a new league table based on number of sales of these and similar items. The University of Alabama and the University of Oklahoma apparently top the current table of the 100 participating institutions in the USA.