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And the winner of the café naming contest is...

Marianne Gaunt, Caroline Godart, Francoise Puniello and new iPad
Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian Marianne Gaunt, left, presents Caroline Godart, center, with the iPad she won for providing the winning name for the new café as Francoise Puniello, Associate University Librarian for Facilities Planning and Management, looks on.

The Rutgers University Libraries were overjoyed, and a bit overwhelmed, to receive over 2500 entries in the 'Name the New Café in Alexander Library' contest held in the fall semester.

Libraries administrators were gratified by the strong student interest in the new café and the many clever suggestions for names that contest participants offered. The judging committee, composed of students, university faculty, and Libraries staff, faced a serious challenge in choosing only one winning name for the café.

After much deliberation, a winner was selected. The new café in Alexander Library will be called: The Scarlet Latte.

Caroline Godart, a Ph.D. student in the program in comparative literature, was the contest participant who provided the winning name. The name 'Scarlet Latte' was actually suggested by a few contest participants; a review of the online record of the entries revealed that Caroline was the first person to submit the suggestion.

Caroline, who comes from Liège, Belgium, now lives in New York City. After receiving her Masters in English and Women's Studies at Brandeis University, she was drawn to Rutgers because of the national reputation of the university's comparative literature program and its faculty.

The Libraries presented Caroline with her iPad on January 25th and thanked her for her winning entry.

The new café in Alexander Library, initially scheduled to open in the earlier part of the spring semester, has experienced unanticipated construction delays. The Libraries hope to open the café late in the spring semester. Please stay posted for an announcement of the grand opening of the Scarlet Latte café.





Posted January 26, 2011