Clash of the Quads Returns!
(September 4, 2007)
Rich Ahronheim was a State Quad freshman when he joined fellow quad members in 2003 for a two-day fest of competitive events against students from Indian Quad. They were reviving in a small way a once-beloved UAlbany tradition that for about 50 years has spurred a friendly rivalry between segments of the student community.
Ahronheim, however, sensed this small rebirth had a big future. His foresight can be witnessed on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 1-4 p.m. on Collins Circle, when defending champion Indian Quad will face off against the competition in the ever-growing Clash of the Quads.
More than 1,000 students are expected to turn out this year for the excitement that pits one residence quad against another, as teams vie to take home the trophy.
"I help get people out, hype it up, and do things like arrange photos, because I've seen the Clash prompt people to get more involved," said Ahronheim. "And I love that the University is bringing tradition back in a good way."
Laurie Garafola, director of Residential Life, said, "Students spend days working on banners, face painting, and other identifying features associated with the quads. There is a real camaraderie that you feel when you watch each group take the field in their quad-specific colors. It truly is a great event."
Clash of the Quads is hosted by the Department of
University Auxiliary Services, and
the Division of Student Success. UAlbany faculty,
staff, and students who wish to volunteer at Clash
of the Quads are asked to send an e-mail to Holly