In honor of playing Indiana University in basketball, I thought I’d mention the tension between Purdue and IU when it comes to school traditions. On that note, do you notice anything different about this clock?
On a many Roman-numeral clocks, the 4 is written as “IV”, and not “IIII”. The Purdue Bell Tower is one of the clocks that do not follow this convention, however it is not an incorrect method. Tour group leaders state that Purdue had it built to prevent it from looking like the letters “IU”, representing Indiana University.