Pick up a copy of Dear Old U-G-A, a "Yowzer" coffee mug and a 12 oz can of ground coffee! Sit back and explore the joint histories of UGA and The Red & Black as you enjoy a cup of coffee from Athens-based Jittery Joe's. All purchases support the independent student journalism of The Red & Black.
About the Coffee and Mug
"Yowzer," the feisty newshound on our 2020 line of merchandise, is named in honor of Samuel Benjamin "Ben" Yow, the founding editor of The Red & Black. Designed by creative services manager BT Dudley, class of 2020.
About the Book
In Dear Old U-G-A, Carrol Dadisman captures the personalities and flavor of campus life at the University of Georgia from 1893 to the present. Reports from The Red & Black trace the colorful history of student organizations, reveal origins of campus traditions, chronicle the overcoming of resistance to coeducation and desegregation, describe evolution of student fashions and behavior, reflect on joys and occasional disappointments of UGA athletic teams, capture town-and-gown relationships with Athens — and much more.
"There have been many histories of Athens and the University, but Dear Old U-G-A. may be the best when it comes to color, feeling and personality. You get an insight into who we are and how we have become who we are. . . This is a history anyone with a love of alma mater and feelings for Dear Old U-G-A won't want to be without." — Loran Smith